JASON GARNER v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Oct 31, 2014

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Andrea Sipes Lester, Jackson, Tennessee (on appeal); Jason Garner, Pro Se, and James P. DeRossitt, IV (elbow counsel), Memphis, Tennessee (at hearing), for the appellant, Jason Garner.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery, III , Attorney General and Reporter; Renee W. Turner, Senior Counsel; Amy P. Weirich, District Attorney General; and David Zak, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): GLENN

The petitioner, Jason Garner, appeals the post-conviction court’s denial of his petition for post-conviction relief. He argues that counsel was ineffective for failing to properly investigate a defense of diminished capacity, asserting that his capacity was diminished due to his ingestion of an antibiotic medication. After review, we affirm the denial of the petition.

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