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Posted by: Landry Butler on Sep 8, 2017

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Manuel B. Russ, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Jeffrey Kristopher King.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Leslie E. Price, Assistant Attorney General; Lawrence Ray Whitley, District Attorney General; and Brent C. Chery, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): DYER

The petitioner, Jeffrey King, pleaded guilty to multiple drug and money laundering crimes, and the trial court sentenced him to forty years of incarceration to be served at 100%. The petitioner attempted to reserve certified questions of law pursuant to Tennessee Rule of Criminal Procedure 37(b)(2) about whether wiretaps used in the investigation of the crime were lawful. This Court determined that the petitioner was not entitled to relief on the basis of the certified questions and affirmed the judgments on appeal. State v. King, 437 S.W.3d 856, 889 (Tenn. Crim. App. 2013). In 2015, the petitioner filed a petition for post-conviction relief, claiming that he received the ineffective assistance of counsel and, after a hearing, the post-conviction court denied relief. After review, we affirm the post-conviction court’s judgment.