JEREMIAH R. KEY v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Feb 18, 2014

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Forrest L. Wallace, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Jeremiah R. Key.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Attorney General and Reporter; Clarence E. Lutz, Senior Counsel; Randall Eugene Nichols, District Attorney General; and Kevin Allen, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

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Petitioner, Jeremiah R. Key, sought post-conviction relief from his guilty-pleaded convictions for aggravated robbery, second degree murder, and coercion of a witness. The post-conviction court denied relief after an evidentiary hearing. On appeal, petitioner raises the following issues: (1) ineffective assistance of counsel for failure to adequately communicate with petitioner; (2) ineffective assistance of counsel for failure to ensure that his guilty pleas were voluntarily entered; and (3) involuntariness of his guilty pleas. Following our review, we affirm the judgment of the post-conviction court.

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