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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Sep 16, 2016

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Carolyn R. Sutherland, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, John Gray.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Caitlin Smith, Assistant Attorney General; Amy P. Weirich, District Attorney General; Glen Baity, Assistant District Attorney General, and Jessica Banti, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): DYER

The petitioner entered pleas of nolo contendere to aggravated robbery, robbery, and fraudulent use of a credit card for which he received an effective sentence of twelve years. He filed the instant post-conviction petition, and following an evidentiary hearing, the post-conviction court denied relief. On appeal, the petitioner contends his guilty plea was not knowingly, intelligently, and voluntarily entered due to ineffective assistance of counsel. Upon review of the record and the applicable law, we affirm the judgment of the post-conviction court.