CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL HOOTEN v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Chandra Williams on Oct 22, 2015

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Christopher Michael Hooten, Pro Se, Mountain City, Tennessee.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Clark B. Thornton, Senior Counsel; and Brent Cooper, District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): THOMAS

The pro se Petitioner, Christopher Michael Hooten, appeals as of right from the Maury County Circuit Court’s summary dismissal of his petition for post-conviction relief. On appeal, the Petitioner contends that his petition presented a colorable claim of ineffective assistance of counsel and, therefore, that the post-conviction court erred by summarily dismissing the petition. The State concedes that the Petitioner presented a colorable claim for relief. Following our review, we agree with the parties and remand for the appointment of counsel and an evidentiary hearing.

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