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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jul 23, 2012

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Sharon Fortner, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, Darnell Hubbard.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Rachel E. Willis, Senior Counsel; Amy P. Weirich, District Attorney General; and A. Brooks Irvine, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.


A Shelby County jury convicted the Petitioner, Darnell Hubbard, of first degree murder, and he received a sentence of life without the possibility of parole. On appeal, this Court affirmed the Petitioner’s conviction. State v. Darnell Hubbard, No. W2007-02482-CCA-R3-CD, 2009 WL 2568200, at *1 (Tenn. Crim. App., at Jackson, Aug. 20, 2009), perm. app. denied (Tenn. Nov. 23, 2009). The Petitioner filed a petition for post-conviction relief, asserting several claims of ineffective assistance of counsel and a claim that the State failed to disclose exculpatory evidence to the defense. After a hearing on the petition, the post-conviction court denied the petition. On appeal, the Petitioner contends that the post-conviction court erred when it denied his petition. After a thorough review of the record and applicable law, we affirm the post-conviction court’s judgment.