KENNETH COLEMAN BENEFIEL v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jun 27, 2013

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Shon D. Johnson, Paris, Tennessee, for the Petitioner-Appellant, Kenneth Coleman Benefiel.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Sophia S. Lee, Senior Counsel; Hansel Jay McCadams, District Attorney General; and Scott A. Rich, Assistant District Attorney General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): MCMULLEN

The Petitioner, Kenneth Coleman Benefiel, appeals the Henry County Circuit Court’s denial of post-conviction relief from his guilty plea to soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor by electronic means, a Class B felony. See T.C.A. § 39-13-529(a), (e)(1). On appeal, the Petitioner argues that he received ineffective assistance of counsel and that his guilty plea was entered unknowingly and involuntarily. Upon review, we affirm the judgment of the post-conviction court.

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