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October 16, 1997 -- Volume #3 -- Number #102

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PAUL GLIDEWELL
vs.
STATE OF TENNESSEE

Court:TCCA

Attorneys:

FOR THE APPELLANT:              FOR THE APPELLEE:

S. JASPER TAYLOR IV             JOHN KNOX WALKUP
94 East Main Street             Attorney General and Reporter
P.O. Box 729
Bells, TN 38006                 CLINTON J. MORGAN
                                Assistant Attorney General
                                425 5th Avenue North
                                Nashville, TN 37243

                                CLAYBURN PEEPLES
                                District Attorney General
                                110 College Street, Suite 200
                                Trenton, TN 38382
                          

Judge:WELLES

First Paragraph:

The Petitioner appeals the trial court's denial of his petition for
post conviction relief.  He was convicted of one count of aggravated
rape by a guilty  plea on December 10, 1993.  He was sentenced as a
Range I, standard offender to the minimum sentence of fifteen (15)
years in the Department of Correction.  The Petitioner appeals with
two issues: that counsel rendered ineffective assistance and that he
did not voluntarily enter his guilty plea.   We affirm the judgment of
the trial court.

URL:http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/glidewpa_opn.WP6
Opinion-Flash

STATE OF TENNESSEE
vs.
GEORGE LANGFORD

Court:TCCA

Attorneys:
FOR THE APPELLANT:                  FOR THE APPELLEE:

ON APPEAL:                          John Knox Walkup
W. Mark Ward                        Attorney General & Reporter
Assistant Public Defender           500 Charlotte Avenue
201 Poplar Avenue, Suite 201        Nashville, TN  37243-0497
Memphis, TN  38103-1947
                                    Elizabeth T. Ryan
AT TRIAL:                           Assistant Attorney General
Loyce D. Lambert                    450 James Robertson Parkway
Assistant Public Defender           Nashville, TN  37243-0493
201 Poplar Avenue, Suite 201
Memphis, TN  38103-1947             William L. Gibbons
                                    District Attorney General
Ronald S. Johnson                   201 Poplar Avenue, Suite 301
Assistant Public Defender           Memphis, TN  38103-1947
201 Poplar Avenue, Suite 201
Memphis, TN  38103-1947             John W. Campbell
                                    Asst District Attorney General
OF COUNSEL:                         201 Poplar Avenue, Suite 301
A C Wharton, Jr.                    Memphis, TN  38103-1947
Public Defender
201 Poplar Avenue, Suite 201        David B. Shapiro
Memphis, TN  38103-1947             Asst District Attorney General
                                    201 Poplar Avenue, Suite 301
                                    Memphis, TN  38103-1947                          

Judge:Jones

First Paragraph:

The appellant, George Langford (defendant), was convicted of first
degree felony murder, aggravated burglary, a Class C felony,
aggravated assault, a Class C felony, and reckless endangerment, a
Class E felony, by a jury of his peers.  The jury sentenced the
defendant to life without the possibility of parole for felony murder.
The trial court found that the defendant was a standard offender and
imposed the following Range I sentences: Count II, aggravated
burglary, confinement for four (4)  years in the Department of
Correction, Count III, aggravated assault, confinement for five (5)
years in the Department of Correction, and Count IV, reckless
endangerment, confinement for  two (2) years in the Department of
Correction.  The trial court ordered the sentences in Counts II, III,
and IV to run concurrently with each other and consecutively to the
sentence of life without parole.   The effective sentence imposed was
life without the possibility of parole plus five (5) years.

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

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