ANDREW D. HARVILLE v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Aug 14, 2012

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Taylor Forrester, Covington, Tennessee, (on appeal) and Gary F. Antrican, District Public Defender; David S. Stockton, Assistant Public Defender; and Jeff Lee, Assistant Public Defender, (at trial) for the appellant, Andrew D. Harville.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Sophia S. Lee, Assistant Attorney General; and D. Michael Dunavant, District Attorney General, Jason Poyner, Assistant District Attorney General, James Walter Freeland, Jr., Assistant District Attorney General, and P. Neal Oldham, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WOODALL

Petitioner, Andrew D. Harville, was convicted by a jury of first degree premeditated murder and felony evading arrest. Petitioner was sentenced by the trial court to life imprisonment for his murder conviction and two years for evading arrest, and his sentences were ordered to be served consecutively. This Court affirmed Petitioner’s convictions on direct appeal. A summary of the facts underlying Petitioner’s convictions can be found in this Court’s opinion in State v. Andrew Deon Harville, No. W2008-02375-CCA-R3-CD, 2010 WL 571786 (Tenn. Crim. App. at Jackson, filed Feb. 19, 2010), perm. app. denied (Tenn. June 16, 2010). Petitioner filed a petition for post-conviction relief, alleging that he received the ineffective assistance of counsel at trial. The post-conviction court denied Petitioner’s request for relief following an evidentiary hearing. Petitioner appeals. Finding no error, we affirm the judgment of the post-conviction court.

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