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Posted by: Chandra Williams on Jul 28, 2015

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

William E. Griffith, Nashville, Tennessee, for the Appellant, Michael Antonio Dodson.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Clarence E. Lutz, Senior Counsel; Victor S. Johnson, III, District Attorney General; and Rachel Sobrero, Assistant District Attorney General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WOODALL

Petitioner, Michael A. Dodson, entered open pleas of guilty in the Davidson County Criminal Court to one count of aggravated rape, two counts of especially aggravated kidnapping, two counts of aggravated robbery, one count of aggravated burglary, and one count of employing a firearm during the commission of a felony. Following a sentencing hearing, the trial court imposed a mixture of concurrent and consecutive sentences which resulted in an effective sentence of 86 years at 100% service. The judgments were affirmed on appeal. State v. Michael Antonio Dodson, No. M2010-01047-CCA-R3-CD, 2011 WL 5831759 (Tenn. Crim. App. Nov. 21, 2011), perm. app. denied (Tenn. April 20, 2012). He filed a timely petition for post-conviction relief. Following an evidentiary hearing, the post-conviction court denied relief and dismissed the petition. Petitioner has timely appealed, and following a review of the record and the briefs, we affirm the judgment of the post-conviction court.