STEVEN RAY KENNEDY v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Feb 6, 2013

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Patrick Stegall (on appeal) and Melody Oliver (at post-conviction hearing), Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, Steven Ray Kennedy.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Brent C. Cherry, Senior Counsel; Amy P. Weirich, District Attorney General; and Alycia Peoples, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

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Petitioner, Steven Ray Kennedy, appeals from the Shelby County Criminal Court’s denial of post-conviction relief from his guilty-pleaded conviction for second degree murder and the resulting twenty-year sentence. On appeal, he contends that his guilty plea was not knowing and voluntary because of the ineffectiveness of counsel. Following our review of the record, we affirm the post-conviction court’s denial of relief.

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