No. 1 CA-CR 20-0332 PRPC
COUNSEL Yavapai County Attorney's Office, Prescott By Steven A. Young Counsel for Respondent Paul Clow, Florence Petitioner
NOTICE: NOT FOR OFFICIAL PUBLICATION. UNDER ARIZONA RULE OF THE SUPREME COURT 111(c), THIS DECISION IS NOT PRECEDENTIAL AND MAY BE CITED ONLY AS AUTHORIZED BY RULE.
Petition for Review from the Superior Court in Yavapai County
The Honorable Tina R. Ainley, Judge
REVIEW GRANTED; RELIEF DENIED
Yavapai County Attorney's Office, Prescott
By Steven A. Young
Counsel for Respondent
Paul Clow, Florence
Presiding Judge Paul J. McMurdie, Judge Cynthia J. Bailey, and Judge Lawrence F. Winthrop delivered the following decision.
¶1 Petitioner Paul Clow seeks review of the superior court's order denying his petition for post-conviction relief, filed pursuant to Arizona Rule of Criminal Procedure 32.1. This is petitioner's first petition.
¶2 Absent an abuse of discretion or error of law, this court will not disturb a superior court's ruling on a petition for post-conviction relief. State v. Gutierrez, 229 Ariz. 573, 577, ¶ 19 (2012). It is the petitioner's burden to show that the superior court abused its discretion by denying the petition for post-conviction relief. See State v. Poblete, 227 Ariz. 537, 538, ¶ 1 (App. 2011) (petitioner has burden of establishing abuse of discretion on review).
¶3 We have reviewed the record in this matter, the superior court's order denying the petition for post-conviction relief, and the petition for review. We find the petitioner has not established an abuse of discretion.
¶4 We grant review but deny relief.