JOSEPH GUNTER V. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Aug 3, 2012

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Thomas Harding Potter, Jamestown, Tennessee, for the appellant, Joseph Gunter.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Rachel Harmon, Assistant Attorney General; William P. Phillips, District Attorney General; John W. Galloway, Jr., Deputy District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): BIVINS

Joseph Gunter (“the Petitioner”) filed for post-conviction relief from his convictions of first degree felony murder and especially aggravated robbery, alleging ineffective assistance of counsel at trial. The Petitioner also sought DNA analysis of certain evidence introduced in his trial. After an evidentiary hearing, the post-conviction court denied relief and denied the Petitioner’s request for DNA analysis. This appeal followed. Upon our thorough review of the record and relevant authorities, we affirm the judgment of the post-conviction court.

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