JOHNNY WAYNE BEARD v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Mar 20, 2012

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1: Andrea D. Sipes, Jackson, Tennessee (on appeal); and Mark E. Davidson, Covington, Tennessee (at hearing), for the appellant, Johnny Wayne Beard.

Attorneys 2: Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; David H. Findley, Senior Counsel; D. Michael Dunavant, District Attorney General; and Jason Poyner, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): GLENN

The petitioner, Johnny Wayne Beard, appeals the denial of his petition for post-conviction relief from his rape of a child conviction, arguing he received the ineffective assistance of counsel which caused him to enter an unknowing and involuntary guilty plea. After review, we affirm the lower court’s denial of post-conviction relief.

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