JUSTIN B. CONRAD v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Dec 6, 2013

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

H. Garth Click, Springfield, Tennessee, for the appellant, Justin B. Conrad.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Rachel Harmon, Senior Counsel; John W. Carney, District Attorney General; and Art Bieber, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): BIVINS

Justin B. Conrad (“the Petitioner”) was convicted of first degree premeditated murder, first degree felony murder, and theft of property of $1,000 or more. The trial court merged the felony murder conviction with the premeditated murder conviction and sentenced the Petitioner to life imprisonment. On direct appeal, this Court affirmed the Petitioner’s convictions. See State v. Justin Brian Conrad, No. M2008-01342-CCA-R3-CD, 2009 WL 3103776, at *10 (Tenn. Crim. App. Sept. 29, 2009), perm. app. denied (Tenn. Feb. 22, 2010). The Petitioner subsequently filed for post-conviction relief, which the post-conviction court denied following an evidentiary hearing. The Petitioner now appeals, arguing that he received ineffective assistance of counsel at trial. Upon our thorough review of the record and the applicable law, we affirm the post-conviction court’s decision denying relief.

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