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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Nov 19, 2013

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Michael R. Working, Memphis, Tennessee, for appellant, Carlos Jones.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Attorney General and Reporter; Sophia S. Lee, Senior Counsel; Amy P. Weirich, District Attorney General; and Chris Lareau, Assistant District Attorney General, for appellant, State of Tennessee.

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Petitioner, Carlos Jones, was convicted of voluntary manslaughter and especially aggravated robbery, and the trial court imposed an effective forty-year sentence in the Tennessee Department of Correction. Following an unsuccessful direct appeal, petitioner sought postconviction relief in the Shelby County Criminal Court, alleging multiple instances of ineffective assistance of counsel. The post-conviction court denied relief, and petitioner now appeals the judgment of the post-conviction court, claiming that trial counsel was ineffective in failing to adequately communicate with him prior to trial. Following our review, we affirm the judgment of the post-conviction court.