CHRISTOPHER HUBBARD v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Chandra Williams on Sep 28, 2015

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Jake R. Hayes, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, Christopher Hubbard.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Caitlin Smith, Assistant Attorney General; Amy P. Weirich, District Attorney General; and Alanda Dwyer, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): OGLE

The Petitioner, Christopher Hubbard, appeals the Shelby County Criminal Court’s denial of his petition for post-conviction relief from his convictions of aggravated kidnapping and aggravated assault and resulting effective sentence of life without the possibility of parole as a repeat violent offender. On appeal, the Petitioner contends that he received the ineffective assistance of counsel because trial counsel failed to call a favorable witness to testify, that the trial court erred by ruling that the charges of especially aggravated kidnapping and aggravated assault did not violate double jeopardy principles, and that he received the ineffective assistance of counsel because trial and appellate counsel failed to raise the double jeopardy issue. Based upon the oral arguments, the record, and the parties’ briefs, we affirm the judgment of the post-conviction court.

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