RHONDA MEDLEY v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jul 16, 2012

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Hershell D. Koger, Pulaski, Tennessee, for the appellant, Rhonda Medley.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General & Reporter; Meredith Devault, Senior Counsel; Charles Crawford, District Attorney General; Michael Randles, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): BIVINS

Rhonda Medley (“the petitioner” or “the defendant”) was convicted by a jury of five counts of rape of a child. Her convictions were affirmed on appeal. She filed the instant petition for post-conviction relief alleging ineffective assistance of counsel. The post-conviction court denied relief following an evidentiary hearing. On appeal, she asserts that her trial counsel performed ineffectively by failing to advise her properly regarding her right to testify at trial and by failing to call certain witnesses. After a careful review of the record, we affirm the judgment of the post-conviction court.

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