PHILLIP DOUGLAS SEALS v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Mar 21, 2013

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Leslie Richard Hunt, Clinton, Tennessee, for the appellant, Phillip Douglas Seals.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Renee W. Turner, Senior Counsel; David S. Clark, District Attorney General; and Sandra N. C. Donaghy, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): GLENN

The petitioner, Phillip Douglas Seals, appeals the post-conviction court’s denial of his petition for post-conviction relief from his two first degree murder convictions. On appeal, he argues that: (1) he received the ineffective assistance of counsel and (2) the postconviction court erred in denying his request for transcripts of the opening and closing statements so he could determine whether the original prosecutor engaged in prosecutorial misconduct. After review, we affirm the denial of post-conviction relief.

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