TROY ALLEN PRUITT v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on May 2, 2013

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

B. Nathan Hunt, Clarksville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Troy Allen Pruitt.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Rachel Harmon, Assistant Attorney General; John Wesley Carney, Jr., District Attorney General; and John E. Finklea, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WITT

The petitioner, Troy Allen Pruitt, appeals the Montgomery County Circuit Court’s denial of post-conviction relief from his 2007 convictions in that court of aggravated robbery and fraudulent use of a credit card. Because the petitioner failed to establish his claim of ineffective assistance of counsel and because binding law-of-the-case determinations from his direct appeal defeat his claim of prejudice, we affirm the order of the post-conviction court.

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