MICHAEL GOODRUM v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Karen Belcher on Jul 25, 2017

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

John M. Schweri, Columbia, Tennessee, for the appellant, Michael Goodrum.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Sophia S. Lee, Assistant Attorney General; Mike Bottoms, District Attorney General; and Patrick Powell, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WITT

The petitioner, Michael Goodrum, appeals the denial of post-conviction relief from his 2012 Maury County Circuit Court jury convictions of possession with intent to sell .5 grams or more of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a park and possession with intent to sell .5 grams or more of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school, for which he received a sentence of 15 years. In this appeal, the petitioner contends that he was denied the effective assistance of counsel and that the cumulative effect of his counsel’s errors prevented him from receiving a fair trial. Discerning no error, we affirm.

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