SIDNEY CASON v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Barry Kolar on Apr 29, 2013

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Manuel B. Russ, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Sidney Cason.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Clarence E. Lutz, Assistant Attorney General; Victor S. Johnson, III, District Attorney General; and Rob McGuire, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): MCGEE OGLE

The Petitioner, Sidney Cason, appeals the Davidson County Criminal Court’s denial of his petition for post-conviction relief from his convictions of second degree murder and especially aggravated robbery and resulting effective sentence of forty years in confinement. On appeal, the Petitioner contends that he received the ineffective assistance of trial counsel, which resulted in his guilty pleas being unknowing and involuntary. Based upon the record and the parties’ briefs, we affirm the judgment of the post-conviction court.

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