VICTOR ANDREA ASKEW v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Apr 26, 2016

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

James Kevin Cartwright, Clarksville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Victor Andrea Askew.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Clark B. Thornton, Senior Counsel; John W. Carney, District Attorney General; and Arthur Bieber, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WOODALL

Victor Andrea Askew, the Petitioner, filed a Petition for Post-Conviction Relief alleging a single claim that counsel was ineffective for failing to argue that the judge ruling on the motion for new trial should apply the version of Tennessee Code Annotated section 17-1- 305 that was in effect at the time of the Petitioner?s offense. The post-conviction court denied relief. Upon review, we affirm the judgment of the post-conviction court.