CHRISTOPHER LANCE OSTEEN v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Chandra Williams on Aug 18, 2015

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Christopher Lance Osteen, Pro se.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Brent C. Cherry, Senior Counsel; James G. Woodall, District Attorney General; and Alfred Lynn Earls, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): OGLE

The Petitioner, Christopher Lance Osteen, appeals the Madison County Circuit Court?s dismissal of his pro se petition for post-conviction relief. On appeal, the Petitioner contends that the post-conviction court erred by summarily dismissing the petition for failing to state a colorable claim without first appointing counsel to “perfect” the petition. Based upon the record and the parties? briefs, we affirm the judgment of the post- conviction court.

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