RODNEY WATKINS v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Mar 2, 2017

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Monica A. Timmerman (on appeal) and William B. Kelley (at hearing), Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, Rodney Watkins.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Andrew C. Coulam, Assistant Attorney General; Amy P. Weirich, District Attorney General; and Alanda Dwyer, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WITT

The petitioner, Rodney Watkins, appeals the denial of post-conviction relief from his 2009 Shelby County Criminal Court jury conviction of second degree murder, for which he received a sentence of 25 years. In this appeal, the petitioner contends only that he was denied the effective assistance of counsel. Discerning no error, we affirm.

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