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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jul 22, 2014

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

James P. DeRossitt IV (on appeal) and Mozella T. Ross (at trial), Memphis, Tennessee, for the petitioner, Vincent Hunt.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Clarence E. Lutz, Assistant Attorney General; Amy Weirich, District Attorney General; Chris Lareau, Assistant District Attorney General; and Christopher L. West, Assistant District Attorney General, for the respondent, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): SMITH

Petitioner, Vincent Hunt, was convicted of first degree murder and especially aggravated kidnapping in Shelby County. On direct appeal, his convictions and sentences were affirmed. See State v. Vincent Hunt, No. W2009-00165-CCA-R3-CD, 2010 WL 1407236, at *1-5 (Tenn. Crim. App., at Jackson, Apr. 8, 2010), perm. app. denied, (Tenn. Sept. 23, 2012). Petitioner then sought post-conviction relief on the basis of ineffective assistance of counsel and that the trial court issued improper jury instructions at trial. The post-conviction court denied relief and Petitioner appeals. After a review of the record and applicable authorities, we determine that Petitioner failed to establish that he is entitled to post-conviction relief. Accordingly, the judgment of the post-conviction court is affirmed.