MICHAEL LYNN POSTON v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Sep 22, 2017

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Brandon S. Griffin (at hearing) and Michael J. Rocco (on appeal), Sparta, Tennessee, for the appellant, Michael Lynn Poston.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Alexander C. Vey, Assistant Attorney General; Bryant C. Dunaway, District Attorney General; Phillip A. Hatch, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): MONTGOMERY

The Petitioner, Michael Lynn Poston, appeals from the White County Criminal Court’s denial of his petition for post-conviction relief from his conviction for aggravated sexual battery, for which he is serving an eleven-year sentence. On appeal, he contends that the post-conviction court erred in denying his ineffective assistance of counsel claim, that the court applied an erroneous legal standard to the ineffective assistance of counsel claim, and that the trial judge engaged in improper ex parte communication with the jury during its deliberations. We affirm the judgment of the post-conviction court.

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