TBALink Opinion-Flash

August 11, 1997 -- Volume #3 -- Number #073

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STATE OF TENNESSEE
vs.
JIMMY RAY CORNELIUS

Court:TCCA

Attorneys:

For the Appellant:                  For the Appellee:

Gary F. Antrican                    John Knox Walkup
District Public Defender            Attorney General and Reporter
P.O. Box 700                            
Somerville, TN 38068                Kenneth W. Rucker       
(At trial)                          Assistant Attorney General
                                    450 James Robertson Parkway
C. Michael Robbins                  Nashville, TN 37243-0493
202 S. Maple Street
Suite C
Covington, TN 38019                 Elizabeth T. Rice           
(On appeal)                         District Attorney General

                                    Ed Neal McDaniel
                                    Assistant District Attorney
                                    300 Industrial Park Drive
                                    Selmer, TN 38375                          

Judge: Barker

First Paragraph:

The appellant, Jimmy Ray Cornelius, appeals as of right his conviction
of burglary in the McNairy County Circuit Court.  He was sentenced to
two years in the Department of Correction as a Range I standard
offender. On appeal, appellant challenges the sufficiency of the
convicting evidence.  After a complete review of the record, we find
the evidence adequate to sustain the conviction.  Therefore, the
judgment of the trial court is affirmed. AFFIRMED.

URL:http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/CORNELIU_OPN.WP6
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WILLIE JACKSON
vs.
STATE OF TENNESSEE

Court:TCCA

Attorneys: 

FOR THE APPELLANT:                  FOR THE APPELLEE:

D. TYLER KELLY                      JOHN KNOX WALKUP
P. O. Box 98                        Attorney General and Reporter
Jackson, TN 38302
                                    DEBORAH A. TULLIS
                                    Assistant Attorney General
                                    450 James Robertson Parkway
                                    Nashville, TN 37243

                                    JOHN W. PIEROTTI
                                    District Attorney General

                                    KAREN COOK
                                    Asst District Attorney General
                                    Criminal Justice Complex, # 301
                                    201 Poplar Street
                                    Memphis, TN 38103                            

Judge: WELLES

First Paragraph:

The Petitioner, Willie Jackson, appeals as of right pursuant to Rule 3
of the Tennessee Rules of Appellate Procedure from the trial court's
denial of his petition for post-conviction relief.  The Petitioner
filed a pro se petition for post conviction relief on April 15, 1996. 
On April 21, 1996, the trial court dismissed the petition without
conducting an evidentiary hearing, finding that it was barred by the
statute of limitations.  We affirm the judgment of the trial court.
AFFIRMED.

URL:http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/JACKSOWJ_OPN.WP6
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STATE OF TENNESSEE
vs.
KATRINA DENEAN TEAGUE

Court:TCCA

Attorneys: 

FOR THE APPELLANT:                  FOR THE APPELLEE:


VICKI H. HOOVER                     JOHN KNOX WALKUP
123 North Poplar St.                Attorney General & Reporter
Paris, TN 38242
                                    WILLIAM DAVID BRIDGERS                              
                                    Asst. Attorney General
                                    450 James Robertson Pkwy.
                                    Nashville, TN  37243-0493

                                    ROBERT (GUS) RADFORD
                                    District Attorney General
                            
                                    VICKI S. SNYDER
                                    Asst. District Attorney General
                                    Court Square
                                    Paris, TN 38242                        

Judge: PEAY

First Paragraph:

The defendant was indicted for two counts of aggravated burglary, a
Class C felony.  T.C.A. S 39-14-403(b).  She pled guilty to both
counts pursuant to a plea agreement under which she was sentenced to
three years on each count as a Range I standard offender.  At the
hearing for the determination of how the sentence would be served, the
trial court ordered the defendant to serve ninety days in continuous
confinement and the balance of the sentence in the Community
Corrections Program.  The court also ordered her to pay restitution of
three thousand four hundred twenty-three dollars ($3,423.00).  The
defendant now appeals, claiming that her sentence "is excessive and
unduly harsh."  She also contends that she was wrongly denied pretrial
diversion.  After reviewing the record, we affirm the judgment of the
trial court. AFFIRMED.

URL:http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/TEAGUEKD_OPN.WP6

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