RUSSELL DEAN LONG v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on May 26, 2016

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Casey A. Sears II, Johnson City, Tennessee, for the appellant, Russell Dean Long.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Renee W. Turner, Senior Counsel; Anthony Wade Clark, District Attorney General; and Erin D. McArdle, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): THOMAS

The Petitioner, Russell Dean Long, appeals as of right from the Washington County Criminal Court's denial of his petition for post-conviction relief. The Petitioner contends that he received ineffective assistance from his trial counsel (1) because a recording of a 911 call was not entered into evidence during the trial; and (2) because lead counsel told the jury during the opening statement that they would hear the recording. Discerning no error, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.