DALTON B. LISTER v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Apr 27, 2016

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

D. Mitchell Bryant, Athens, Tennessee, for the appellant, Dalton B. Lister.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; John H. Bledsoe, Senior Counsel; Stephen Crump, District Attorney General; and Andrew D. Watts, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): MONTGOMERY

The Petitioner, Dalton B. Lister, appeals the Bradley County Criminal Court?s denial of his petition for post-conviction relief from his convictions for first degree felony murder, attempt to commit aggravated robbery, and conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery and his effective life sentence. The Petitioner contends that the State destroyed evidence, withheld exculpatory evidence, and concealed the existence of an agreement with a codefendant, and that the cumulative effect of the misconduct deprived him of his constitutional right to a fair trial. We affirm the judgment of the post-conviction court.