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Posted by: Chandra Williams on Aug 20, 2015

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Anthony Williams, Henning, Tennessee, Pro Se.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Brent C. Cherry, Senior Counsel; Amy P. Weirich, District Attorney General; and Meghan Fowler, Assistant District Attorney General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

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Petitioner, Anthony Williams, was convicted of first degree murder and especially aggravated robbery and sentenced to an effective sentence of life in prison. State v. Anthony Williams, No. W2012-00014-CCA-R3-CD, 2012 WL 5355706, at *4 (Tenn. Crim. App. Oct. 31, 2012). Petitioner now alleges that his trial counsel was ineffective for: (1) failing to test the victim’s jacket for soot and gunpowder;; (2) failing to inquire into a deal that was struck between the State and a witness; (3) failing to object to the trial court’s giving a jury instruction on flight; (4) failing to show petitioner a video recording prior to trial; and (5) failing to impeach a witness. Following our review of the parties’ briefs, the record, and the applicable law, we affirm the judgment of the post-conviction court.