ANTHONY M. PATTON v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Mar 14, 2012

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1: Francis X. Santore, Jr., Greeneville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Anthony M. Patton.

Attorneys 2: Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Lacy Wilber, Assistant Attorney General; C. Berkeley Bell, Jr., District Attorney General; Victor J. Vaughn, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WEDEMEYER

The Petitioner, Anthony M. Patton, pled guilty to one count of especially aggravated kidnapping and one count of facilitation of first degree murder. The trial court sentenced him to an agreed upon effective sentence of fifty years. The Petitioner filed a petition for post-conviction relief, and the post-conviction court dismissed the petition after holding a hearing. On appeal, the Petitioner contends that: (1) he received the ineffective assistance of counsel; and (2) his guilty pleas were not knowingly and voluntarily entered. After a thorough review of the record and applicable authorities, we affirm the post-conviction court’s dismissal of his petition.

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