JOSEPH HOWARD GREEN, JR. v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Dec 22, 2014

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Morgan E. Smith, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Joseph Howard Green, Jr.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Lacy Wilber, Senior Counsel; Victor S. Johnson III, District Attorney General; and Bret Gunn, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WILLIAMS

The petitioner, Joseph Howard Green, Jr., was originally charged with second degree murder, and he ultimately pled guilty to voluntary manslaughter, a Class C felony. He received a sixyear sentence to be served consecutively to another sentence. In this appeal, the petitioner contends that: (1) his guilty plea was not knowingly and voluntarily made because he was mentally ill and unmedicated at the time of his plea and because he was not made aware of the consequences of the guilty plea; and (2) that trial counsel provided ineffective assistance of counsel. Upon review, we affirm the judgment denying relief of the post-conviction court.

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