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Posted by: Barry Kolar on Jun 13, 2012

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Trisha A. Bohlen, Bell Buckle, Tennessee, for the appellant, Derrick Le’mon Goode.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Rachel W. Harmon, Assistant Attorney General; Charles F. Crawford, Jr., District Attorney General; and Michael D. Randales, Assistant District Attorney, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): THOMAS

The Petitioner, Derrick Le’mon Goode1, appeals as of right from the post-conviction court’s denial of his petition for post-conviction relief. The Petitioner contends that the post- conviction court committed error in finding that neither his general sessions court counsel nor his trial counsel rendered ineffective assistance as a matter of law. He cites six factual grounds supporting his claim and alleges that the cumulative effect of counsels’ errors deprived him of his right to counsel and a fair trial. After an evidentiary hearing, the post- conviction court found that the Petitioner failed to show that either counsel’s performance was deficient or that he was prejudiced by the alleged deficient performance. Following our review, we affirm the judgment of the post-conviction court.