TONY ARNESS DEGRAFFREED v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Jun 18, 2013

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Richard McFall, Covington, Tennessee, for the appellant, Tony Arness Degraffreed.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Sophia S. Lee, Assistant Attorney General; Mike Dunavant, District Attorney General; and Jason Poyner, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WITT

The petitioner, Tony Arness Degraffreed, appeals from the denial of his petition for post- conviction relief, wherein he challenged his Tipton County Circuit Court jury conviction of rape of a child. In this appeal, he contends that he was denied the effective assistance of counsel. Discerning no error, we affirm.