BROOKE LEE WHITAKER v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Jun 4, 2014

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Andrew J. Hazley, Jr., Murfreesboro, Tennessee, for the appellant, Brooke Lee Whitaker.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Sophia S. Lee, Senior Counsel; Robert Carter, District Attorney General; and Michael D. Randles, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WILLIAMS

The petitioner, Brooke Lee Whitaker, pleaded guilty to rape and received a twelve-year sentence. In her petition for post-conviction relief she alleges that she received ineffective assistance of counsel, that her guilty plea was not knowingly and voluntarily entered, and that trial counsel had a conflict of interest as the former sheriff of Bedford County that prejudiced his representation of the petitioner. After a thorough review of the record, we affirm the judgment of the post-conviction court.

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