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Posted by: Chandra Williams on Sep 23, 2015

Head Comment: Correction: The opinion issued on Sept. 22 had extraneous numbers listed next to the filed date.

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Chelsea Nicholson (on appeal) and John Drake (at post-conviction hearing), Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Antonio Bigsbee.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Ahmed A. Safeeullah, Assistant Attorney General; John W. Carney, District Attorney General; and Jason White, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): HOLLOWAY

Following a jury trial, Antonio Bigsbee (“the Petitioner”) was convicted of especially aggravated kidnapping and reckless endangerment and sentenced as an especially mitigated offender to thirteen and a half years’ incarceration. The Petitioner filed a petition for post-conviction relief alleging that trial counsel failed to communicate a plea offer of eight years’ incarceration. After a hearing, the post-conviction court denied relief. Discerning no error, we affirm the judgment of the post-conviction court.