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Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Jun 6, 2017

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Joseph D. Baugh, Franklin, Tennessee, for the appellant, Raina Fisher.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Sophia S. Lee, Senior Counsel; Brent A. Cooper, District Attorney General; and Kyle E. Dodd, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WILLIAMS

The Petitioner, Raina Fisher, was convicted of three counts of theft of property valued over $1,000, one count of theft of property valued over $500, and one count of attempted theft of property valued over $1,000. The Petitioner filed a timely post-conviction petition, alleging that her trial counsel had provided ineffective assistance by failing to suppress evidence obtained through a judicial subpoena, failing to exclude evidence of her prior convictions, and failing to call certain witnesses who could have discredited the victim. She also alleged that appellate counsel was ineffective and that she was entitled to relief under a theory of cumulative error. The post-conviction court held a hearing and denied relief. After a thorough review of the evidence, we conclude that the Petitioner has not demonstrated prejudice resulting from any of her claims, and we affirm the judgment of the post-conviction court.