MARIO JOHNSON v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Jan 18, 2017

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Monica A. Timmerman, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, Mario Johnson.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Clark B. Thornton, Senior Counsel; Amy P. Weirich, District Attorney General; and Stacy McEndree, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): HOLLOWAY

Mario Johnson (“the Petitioner”) entered an open guilty plea to five counts of aggravated assault. The trial court sentenced the Petitioner to an effective sentence of thirty years in the Department of Correction. The Petitioner filed a petition for post-conviction relief arguing that he received ineffective assistance of counsel and that he entered his guilty plea unknowingly and involuntarily. The post-conviction court denied relief after a hearing. On appeal, we affirm the post-conviction court’s denial of relief.

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