FREEMAN RAY HARRISON, JR. v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Jan 12, 2016

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Robert L. Sands, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, for the appellant, Freeman Ray Harrison, Jr.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Andrew C. Coulam, Assistant District Attorney General; Jennings Jones, District Attorney General; and Hugh T. Ammerman III, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): THOMAS

The Petitioner, Freeman Ray Harrison, Jr., appeals as of right from the Rutherford County Circuit Court’s denial of his petition for post-conviction relief, wherein he challenged his convictions for two counts of aggravated sexual battery and one count of reckless endangerment. On appeal, the Petitioner asserts that he received ineffective assistance of trial counsel based on counsel’s failure to (1) discuss the bill of particulars with him; (2) discuss the possibility of filing a motion to sever the offenses; and (3) retain medical experts. Following our review, we affirm the judgment of the post-conviction court.