BARRY SINGLETON V. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Oct 31, 2012

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Rosalind E. Brown, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, Barry Singleton.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General & Reporter; Meredith Devault, Senior Counsel; Amy P. Weirich, District Attorney General; and Doug Carriker, Assistant District Attorney General; for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): BIVINS

Barry Singleton (“the Petitioner”) filed a petition for post-conviction relief from his convictions for aggravated kidnapping and aggravated rape. In his petition, he alleged that he received ineffective assistance of counsel. After an evidentiary hearing, the postconviction court denied relief, and this appeal followed. On appeal, the Petitioner asserts that his counsel at trial failed to convey a plea offer to him that he would have accepted instead of proceeding to trial. Upon our thorough review of the record and applicable law, we affirm the judgment of the post-conviction court.

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