COREY CORTEZ ABERNATHY v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Jul 10, 2017

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Lorrie Miller, Chattanooga, Tennessee, for the appellant, Corey Cortez Abernathy.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Katherine C. Redding, Assistant Attorney General; M. Neal Pinkston, District Attorney General; and Amanda G. Morrison, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WEDEMEYER

In 2012, the Petitioner, Corey Cortez Abernathy, pleaded guilty to burglary of an automobile and theft of property and agreed to a sentence of two years of incarceration. In 2013, the Petitioner filed a petition for post-conviction relief based upon ineffective assistance of counsel. The post-conviction court held a hearing on the petition and denied relief. On appeal, the Petitioner alleges that he was deprived of the effective assistance of counsel because his counsel failed to file a motion to suppress illegally obtained evidence. We affirm the post-conviction court’s judgment.

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