DESMOND SHELTON SPANN v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Sep 16, 2016

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Manuel B. Russ (on appeal) and Jamie Machamer (at trial), Nashville, Tennessee, for the Appellant, Desmond Shelton Spann.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Clarence E. Lutz, Senior Counsel; Glenn Funk, District Attorney General; and Roger Moore, Assistant District Attorney General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): OGLE

The Petitioner, Desmond Shelton Spann, filed a petition in the Davidson County Criminal Court seeking post-conviction relief from his convictions of possession of 300 grams or more of cocaine with the intent to deliver within 1,000 feet of a school and conspiracy to possess 300 grams or more of cocaine with the intent to deliver within 1,000 feet of a school. The Petitioner alleged that his counsel was ineffective at trial and on appeal. The post-conviction court denied the petition, and the Petitioner appeals. Upon review, we affirm the judgment of the post-conviction court.

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