WESLEY DAWONE COLEMAN v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Mar 30, 2016

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

J. Brent Bradberry, Dresden, Tennessee; and Christie Hopper, Jackson, Tennessee, for the Petitioner, Wesley Dawone Coleman.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Sophia S. Lee, Senior Counsel; Thomas A. Thomas, District Attorney General; and James T. Cannon, Assistant District Attorney General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): MCMULLEN

The Petitioner, Wesley Dawone Coleman, appeals from the denial of post-conviction relief by the Circuit Court for Obion County. He was convicted of aggravated burglary, theft over $500, and evading arrest, and received an effective sentence of ten years in the Tennessee Department of Correction. On appeal, the Petitioner argues that he received ineffective assistance of counsel and that the cumulative effect of counsel’s errors denied his constitutional right to a fair trial. Upon our review, we affirm the judgment of the post-conviction court.