KELVIN TOWNSEL v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Oct 21, 2016

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Monica A. Timmerman, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, Kelvin Townsel.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Rachel E. Willis, Senior Counsel; Amy P. Weirich, District Attorney General; and Chris Lareau, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WILLIAMS

The Petitioner, Kelvin Townsel, appeals the denial of his petition for post-conviction relief in which he challenged his guilty plea to second degree murder and the resulting thirty-year sentence. On appeal, the Petitioner contends that he was denied his right to the effective assistance of counsel and that his guilty plea was not entered knowingly and voluntarily. We affirm the post-conviction court's denial of relief.

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