CYRUS RANDY WHITSON v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Chandra Williams on Oct 19, 2015

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Joshua L. Brand, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Cyrus Randy Whitson.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Meredith Devault, Senior Counsel; Glenn R. Funk, District Attorney General; and Sarah Davis, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee

Judge(s): WEDEMEYER

A Davidson County jury convicted the Petitioner, Cyrus Randy Whitson, of first degree murder. The Petitioner appealed, and this Court affirmed the conviction. State of Tennessee v. Cyrus Randy Whitson, No. M2007-02197-CCA-R3-CD, 2009 WL 3787457, at *1-3 (Tenn. Crim. App., at Nashville, Nov. 12, 2009) perm. app. denied (Tenn. April 23, 2010). Thereafter, the Petitioner timely filed a petition for post-conviction relief, and, after a hearing, the post-conviction court issued an order denying the petition. On appeal, the Petitioner maintains that he received the ineffective assistance of counsel. After a thorough review of the record and relevant law, we affirm the post-conviction court’s judgment.

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