ROBERT KEITH WARD v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Aug 20, 2012

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Sally A Goade, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Robert Keith Ward.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Renee W. Turner, Assistant Attorney General; and James B. Dunn, District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WITT

Following his jury conviction of aggravated rape, the petitioner filed an untimely petition for post-conviction relief alleging that his conviction resulted from the ineffective assistance of counsel and that due process considerations should toll the statute of limitations. The postconviction court ruled that the petitioner failed to establish a basis for due process tolling and summarily dismissed the petition. Discerning no error, we affirm the order of the postconviction court.

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