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Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on May 4, 2016

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Christie Hopper, Jackson, Tennessee, for the Appellant, Marquon L. Green.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Jonathan H. Wardle, Assistant Attorney General, James G. (Jerry) Woodall, District Attorney General; and Al Earls, Assistant District Attorney General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WOODALL

Petitioner, Marquon L. Green, appeals the dismissal of his petition for post-conviction relief in which he alleged ineffective assistance of counsel at trial. More specifically he contends that trial counsel (1) failed to adequately communicate with him; (2) failed to file a motion to suppress his confession; (3) failed to prepare him to testify at trial; and (4) failed to adequately question and impeach the State?s witnesses. Petitioner also argues that appellate counsel failed to address whether Petitioner?s statement was the result of a coerced confession. After a thorough review of the record, we conclude that Petitioner has failed to show that his trial counsel or appellate counsel rendered ineffective assistance of counsel, and we accordingly affirm the judgment of the post- conviction court.