ALEXIS MASON v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Feb 14, 2017

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Monica A. Timmerman, Bartlett, Tennessee, for the appellant, Alexis Mason.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Lacy Wilber, Senior Counsel; Amy P. Weirich, District Attorney General; and Karen Cook, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): HOLLOWAY

Alexis Mason (“the Petitioner”) was convicted of one count of second degree murder and three counts of aggravated assault by a Shelby County jury, for which the Petitioner received an effective sentence of thirty-seven years. The Petitioner filed a petition for post-conviction relief arguing that trial counsel was ineffective for failing to argue self- defense. The post-conviction court denied relief after finding that trial counsel’s failure to argue self-defense was not deficient and did not prejudice the Petitioner. On appeal, we affirm the post-conviction court’s denial of relief.

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