ROBERT JASON BURGESS v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jul 31, 2012

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Emerterio “Terry” R. Hernando, Lewisburg, Tennessee, for the appellant, Robert Jason Burgess.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Rachel West Harmon, Assistant Attorney General; Chuck Crawford, District Attorney General; and Weakley E. Barnard, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): TIPTON

The Petitioner, Robert Jason Burgess, appeals from the Marshall County Circuit Court’s denial of post-conviction relief from his convictions for two counts of rape and two counts of possession with intent to sell a controlled substance, for which he is serving an effective twenty-six-year sentence. On appeal, the Petitioner contends that he did not receive the effective assistance of counsel. He also contends that the trial court erred in treating his letters as a petition for post-conviction relief. We affirm the judgment of the trial court.

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