ANTHONY DODSON v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Mar 22, 2013

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Claiborne H. Ferguson and Bridgett L. Stigger, Memphis, Tennessee, for the Petitioner- Appellant, Anthony Dodson.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; David H. Findley, Senior Counsel; Amy P. Weirich, District Attorney General; and Paul F. Goodman, Assistant District Attorney General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): MCMULLEN

The Petitioner, Anthony Dodson, appeals the Shelby County Criminal Court’s denial of postconviction relief. On appeal, the Petitioner argues that (1) the post-conviction court abused its discretion in refusing to grant a continuance for the purpose of having a witness testify at the post-conviction hearing, and (2) trial counsel provided ineffective assistance of counsel by failing to call the aforementioned witness to testify at trial for the purpose of impeaching the victim’s testimony. Upon review, we affirm the judgment of the post-conviction court.

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