MICHAEL TYRONE GANT v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Jun 1, 2016

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Brian C. Belden, Shelbyville, Tennessee, for the Petitioner, Michael Tyrone Gant.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Sophia S. Lee, Senior Counsel; Robert James Carter, District Attorney General; and Michael D. Randles, Assistant District Attorney General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): MCMULLEN

The Petitioner, Michael Tyrone Gant, appeals the denial of his petition for post- conviction relief. He argues that he received ineffective assistance of counsel based on trial counsel?s failure to present evidence on his behalf that would have established both his innocence and the victim?s bias. Upon review, we affirm the judgment of the post- conviction court.