BILLIE JOE WELCH v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Oct 5, 2012

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Robert L. Vogel, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Billie Joe Welch.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Renee W. Turner, Assistant Attorney General; Russell Johnson, District Attorney General; and Frank Harvey, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): SMITH

The Petitioner, Billie Joe Welch, appeals as of right from the Roane County Criminal Court’s denial of his petition for post-conviction relief. The Petitioner was convicted of second degree murder, a Class A felony. He received a sentence of eighteen years as a Range I, violent offender. The Petitioner challenges the denial of his petition for postconviction relief as well as the performance of trial and appellate counsel. Following our review, we affirm the judgment of the post-conviction court.

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