BRUCE D. MENDENHALL v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Jan 25, 2017

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Nathan D. Cate, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Bruce D. Mendenhall.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; M. Todd Ridley, Assistant Attorney General; Glenn R. Funk, District Attorney General; and Pamela Anderson, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): GLENN

The petitioner, Bruce D. Mendenhall, was convicted in 2007 of first degree premeditated murder and sentenced to life imprisonment. His conviction was affirmed on direct appeal, and his application for permission to appeal was denied. Subsequently, he filed a petition for habeas corpus relief, which the court treated as a petition for post-conviction relief, alleging that trial counsel had been ineffective. Following an evidentiary hearing, the post-conviction court concluded that the petitioner's claims were without merit. The record on appeal supports this determination. Accordingly, the order of the post-conviction court denying relief is affirmed.

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