MICHAEL FIELDS v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Sep 29, 2016

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Randall D. Fleming, Kingsport, Tennessee, for the Petitioner, Michael Fields.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Renee W. Turner, Senior Counsel; Barry P. Staubus, District Attorney General; and Teresa A. Nelson, Assistant District Attorney General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): MCMULLEN

The Petitioner, Michael Fields, appeals the Sullivan County Criminal Court's denial of post-conviction relief from his convictions for reckless homicide, felony murder, two counts of especially aggravated burglary and especially aggravated robbery. On appeal, the Petitioner argues that he received ineffective assistance of counsel at both the trial and appellate level, and that, in light of these errors, his effective sentence of life plus forty years in incarceration is illegal. Upon review, we affirm the judgment of the post- conviction court.

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