Gary Todd Jeffers shot and killed Tyra Daniels, his live-in girl friend, with a handgun, following a lengthy argument between the two. He was convicted of malice murder and sentenced to life imprisonment. 1
He appeals and we affirm.
1. After reviewing the evidence in the light most favorable to the jury's determination, we conclude that a rational trier of fact could have found Jeffers guilty of malice murder beyond a reasonable doubt. Jackson v. Virginia, 443 U. S. 307 (99 SC 2781, 61 LE2d 560) (1979).
2. Contrary to Jeffers' contentions, the two questions he claims he should have been permitted to ask a state's witness on cross-examination were of marginal, if any, relevance, and the trial court did not abuse its discretion in sustaining the state's objections to those questions. O'Neal v. State, 254 Ga. 1
, 3 (3) (325 SE2d 759
) (1985); White v. State, 253 Ga. 106
, 110 (4) (317 SE2d 196
3. Jeffers raises a claim of ineffectiveness of trial counsel for the first time in this appeal. Although appellate counsel did not file Jeffers' motion for new trial, appellate counsel obtained a continuance of a hearing on that motion, failed to file an amended motion raising the issue of ineffectiveness of trial counsel, and failed to raise that issue at the hearing on the motion for new trial. Accordingly, Jeffers' claim of ineffectiveness of trial counsel is procedurally barred. Owens v. State, 263 Ga. 99 (428 SE2d 793) (1993)
Thomas J. Charron, District Attorney, Debra H. Bernes, Nancy I. Jordan, Assistant District Attorneys, Michael J. Bowers, Attorney General, Susan V. Boleyn, Senior Assistant Attorney General, C. A. Benjamin Woolf, Assistant Attorney General, for appellee.