DALE WAYNE WILBANKS v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jan 28, 2015

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Jonathan A. Marion, Sneedville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Dale Wayne Wilbanks.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery, III, Attorney General and Reporter; Brent C. Cherry, Senior Counsel; Dan Armstrong, District Attorney General; and Alex Pearson, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WEDEMEYER

The Petitioner, Dale Wayne Wilbanks, entered a best interest plea with an agreed upon sentence of twenty years for second degree murder and a concurrent twenty-five years for attempted first degree murder. The Petitioner filed a motion to withdraw his guilty plea and a petition seeking post-conviction relief. After a hearing, the post-conviction court denied the Petitioner relief. The Petitioner now appeals, maintaining that his guilty plea was involuntary and that he received the ineffective assistance of counsel. We affirm the postconviction court’s judgments.

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