JARROD REESE SPICER v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on May 17, 2017

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Danny H. Goodman, Jr., Tiptonville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Jarrod Reese Spicer.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Lacy Wilber, Assistant Attorney General; Tommy A. Thomas, District Attorney General; and James Cannon, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): DYER

The petitioner, Jarrod Reese Spicer, appeals the denial of his petition for post-conviction relief, arguing the trial court erred in finding he received effective assistance of counsel. More specifically, the petitioner claims counsel was ineffective because he failed to fully assist the petitioner until receiving full payment for his services, failed to subpoena certain witnesses to testify at trial, failed to obtain a medical expert to rebut the medical examiner’s opinion regarding the victim’s cause of death, and failed to obtain a mental evaluation. Following our review of the record and submissions of the parties, we affirm the denial of the petition.

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