KRISTOPHER SMITH v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Apr 24, 2014

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

J. Jeffrey Lee, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, Kristopher Smith.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Sophia S. Lee, Assistant Attorney General; Amy P. Weirich, District Attorney General; and Melanie Headley, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WITT

The petitioner, Kristopher Smith, appeals the denial of his bid for post-conviction relief from his 2009 Shelby County Criminal Court jury convictions of aggravated kidnapping and rape, claiming that the ruling in State v. White, 362 S.W.3d 559 (Tenn. 2012), requires dismissal of his aggravated kidnapping conviction and that he was deprived of the effective assistance of counsel. Discerning no error, we affirm the denial of post-conviction relief.

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