ABRON SPRAGGINS 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:

R. Todd Mosley, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, Abron Spraggins.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Brent C. Cherry, Assistant Attorney General; Amy P. Weirich, District Attorney General; and Jennifer D. Morris, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WITT

Much aggrieved by his convictions of aggravated assault and felony reckless endangerment, the petitioner, Abron Spraggins, sought post-conviction relief in the Shelby County Criminal Court, alleging that he was deprived of the effective assistance of counsel. Following an evidentiary hearing, the post-conviction court denied relief. On appeal, the petitioner contends that trial counsel performed deficiently by failing to introduce alibi evidence at trial and by failing to object to a police officer’s testimony concerning his knowledge of the petitioner and that these omissions inured to his detriment. Discerning no error, we affirm the order of the post-conviction court.

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