JEFFERY L. VAUGHN v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Apr 12, 2016

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

James E. Lanier, District Public Defender, and Sean P. Day, Assistant District Public Defender, for the appellant, Jeffery L. Vaughn.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Clark B. Thornton, Senior Counsel; C. Phillip Bivens, District Attorney General; and Karen Burns, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): EASTER

Petitioner, Jeffery1 L. Vaughn, appeals the denial of his petition for post-conviction relief. Petitioner asserts that he received ineffective assistance of counsel when trial counsel failed to convey a favorable plea offer, failed to file a motion to suppress text messages, and failed to adequately prepare Petitioner to testify. Upon our review of the record, we affirm the judgment of the post-conviction court.