TINA GARRETT v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Sep 22, 2016

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Ivy J. Gardner, Crossville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Tina Garrett.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Sophia S. Lee, Senior Counsel; and Jared R. Effler, District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): HOLLOWAY

In June 2013, the Petitioner, Tina Garrett, entered a “best interests” guilty plea to first degree murder in exchange for a life sentence. She subsequently filed a petition for post-conviction relief alleging, among other things, that she received ineffective assistance of counsel and that her plea was unknowing and involuntary. Following a hearing on the petition, the post-conviction court denied relief. After a thorough review, we affirm the judgment of the post-conviction court.

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