JEWELL WAYNE SMITH, JR. v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Nov 14, 2017

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Joe R. Johnson II, Springfield, Tennessee, for the appellant, Jewell Wayne Smith, Jr.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Robert W. Wilson, Assistant Attorney General; John W. Carney, District Attorney General; and Jason White, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): MONTGOMERY

The Petitioner, Jewell Wayne Smith, Jr., appeals from the Robertson County Circuit Court’s denial of his petition for post-conviction relief from his 2013 best interest guilty plea to voluntary manslaughter, for which he is serving a thirteen-year sentence. The Petitioner contends that (1) his guilty plea was involuntary and (2) he received the ineffective assistance of counsel. We affirm the judgment of the post-conviction court.

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