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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Oct 11, 2012

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

John H. Norton, III, Shelbyville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Gerry Hoover.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Leslie E. Price, Assistant Attorney General; C. Michael “Mickey” Layne, District Attorney General; and Jason M. Ponder, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): DANIEL

Petitioner, Gerry Hoover, was convicted by a Coffee County jury of three counts of rape of a child. He was sentenced to an effective sentence of forty-eight years. Petitioner’s convictions and sentence were affirmed on appeal. See State v. Gerry Hoover, No. M2007- 01595-CCA-R3-CD, 2008 WL 768928, at *1 (Tenn. Crim. App., at Nashville, Mar. 25, 2008), perm. app. denied (Tenn. Sept. 29, 2008). Petitioner subsequently sought postconviction relief on the basis of ineffective assistance of counsel. After a hearing, the postconviction court denied relief. Petitioner appeals. Upon review, we affirm the judgment of the post-conviction court.