GARY THOMAS REED v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Aug 30, 2013

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Jeffrey A. Vires, Crossville, Tennessee, for the Appellant, Gary Thomas Reed.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Lacy Wilber, Assistant Attorney General; Randall A. York, District Attorney General; and Amanda M. Hunter, Assistant District Attorney General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WEDEMEYER

A Cumberland County jury convicted the Petitioner, Gary Thomas Reed, of initiating the process of manufacturing methamphetamine. This Court affirmed the Petitioner’s conviction and sentence on appeal. State v. Gary Thomas Reed, No. E2009-02238-CCA-R3-CD, 2011 WL 1842711 (Tenn. Crim. App., at Knoxville, Aug. 24, 2011), perm. app. denied (Tenn. Aug. 24, 2011). The Petitioner timely filed a petition for post-conviction relief claiming that he had received the ineffective assistance of counsel. The post-conviction court denied relief after a hearing. On appeal, the Petitioner claims that his attorney failed to call an exculpatory witness at trial and failed to object to a violation of the sequestration rule. After a thorough review of the record, the briefs, and relevant authorities, we affirm the post-conviction court’s judgment.

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