JEROME S. BARRETT v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Aug 18, 2016

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

David Harris (on appeal); and Jason Chaffin (at hearing), Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Jerome S. Barrett.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; M. Todd Ridley, Assistant Attorney General; Glenn Funk, District Attorney General; and Tom Thurman, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): THOMAS

The Petitioner, Jerome S. Barrett, appeals as of right from the Davidson County Criminal Court's denial of his petition for post-conviction relief wherein he challenged his conviction for second degree murder. On appeal, he asserts that trial counsel was ineffective in the following ways: (1) for failing to call an alibi witness; (2) for failing to call a deoxyribonucleic acid (“DNA”) expert; and (3) for failing to timely request independent DNA testing. Following our review, we affirm the judgment of the post-conviction court.

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