Marvin Christopher Long v. State of Tennessee

Marvin Christopher Long v. State of Tennessee

The Petitioner, Marvin Christopher Long, filed for post-conviction relief, alleging that his trial counsel and his appellate counsel were ineffective. The post-conviction court dismissed the petition upon finding that the Petitioner previously filed for post-conviction relief and that he failed to state a claim upon which relief could be granted. On appeal, the Petitioner challenges the dismissal of the petition. Upon review, we affirm the post-conviction court’s dismissal of the Petitioner’s claim regarding the effectiveness of appellate counsel. However, we remand to the post-conviction court for entry of an order ruling on the Petitioner’s claims regarding the effectiveness of trial counsel.

Authoring Judge: 
Judge Norma McGee Ogle
Originating Judge: 
Judge Monte D. Watkins
Date Filed: 
Monday, December 3, 2018