DAVID E. SCOTT v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on May 30, 2017

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Gerald L. Gulley, Jr. (on appeal) and Liddell Kirk (at hearing), Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellant, David Earl Scott.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Katherine C. Redding, Assistant Attorney General; Charme Allen, District Attorney General; and Leslie Nassios, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): MONTGOMERY

The Petitioner, David E. Scott, appeals from the Knox County Criminal Court’s denial of his petition for post-conviction relief. He is serving an effective twenty-two-year sentence for his convictions of attempted voluntary manslaughter, aggravated assault, and aggravated kidnapping. On appeal, he contends that the post-conviction court erred in denying relief on his claim that he received the ineffective assistance of counsel when trial counsel advised him not to testify. We affirm the judgment of the post-conviction court.

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