MICHAEL E. STEWART v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Chandra Williams on Jun 29, 2016

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Michael E. Stewart (on appeal), Pikeville, Tennessee, Pro Se; Justin Woodward (partial post- conviction hearing), Ringgold, Georgia; and Casey Stokes (partial post-conviction hearing), Georgetown, Tennessee, for the appellant, Michael E. Stewart.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Clarence E. Lutz, Senior Counsel; Stephen Crump, District Attorney General; and Drew Robinson and Cynthia LeCroy- Schemel, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): MONTGOMERY

The Petitioner, Michael E. Stewart, appeals the Polk County Criminal Court’s denial of his petition for post-conviction relief from his 2005 convictions for first degree premeditated murder, first degree felony murder, kidnapping, and tampering with evidence and his effective sentence of life plus eight years. The Petitioner contends that (1) the post- conviction court failed to make proper findings of fact and conclusions of law relative to each ineffective assistance of counsel claim and (2) he received the ineffective assistance of counsel. We affirm the judgment of the post-conviction court.

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