SUPREME COURT OF TENNESSEE
SUPREME COURT DISCRETIONARY APPEALS
Court:TSC - Rules
STATE OF TENNESSEE, DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN'S SERVICES v. LILLI LOWERY,
IN THE MATTER OF M.D.B. (dob 11/18/96)
Scott A. Hodge, Morristown, Tennessee, for Appellant.
Paul G. Summers, Attorney General and Reporter, and Juan G.
Villasenor, Assistant Attorney General, Nashville, Tennessee, for
Tennessee Department of Children's Services.
The Trial Court determined there were statutory grounds to terminate
the mother's parental rights and that termination was in the child's
best interest, all by clear and convincing evidence. On appeal, we
STATE OF TENNESSEE v. THOMAS L. GOUGE
David Crockett, Elizabethton, Tennessee (at trial), and Steve McEwen,
Mountain City, Tennessee (on appeal), for the appellant, Thomas L.
Paul G. Summers, Attorney General and Reporter; Elizabeth B. Marney,
Assistant Attorney General; H. Greeley Wells, Jr., District Attorney
General; and Kent Chitwood, Assistant District Attorney General, for
the appellee, State of Tennessee.
The defendant, Thomas L. Gouge, appeals from the trial court's
revocation of probation requiring a sixty-day jail sentence. The
order of revocation provided that the defendant reside in a work
release facility for an unspecified amount of time after service of
sixty days and that his probationary release was conditioned upon his
refraining from taking residence "with any female to whom he is not
married." The order of revocation is affirmed; the sentence, however,
is modified by deleting the provision prohibiting the sharing of the
residence with an unmarried woman.
FREDERICK D. RICE v. STATE OF TENNESSEE
Kevin T. Beck, Chattanooga, Tennessee, for the Appellant, Frederick D.
Paul G. Summers, Attorney General and Reporter; Michael Moore,
Solicitor General; Brent C. Cherry, Assistant Attorney General; Bill
Cox, District Attorney General; and Neal Pinkston, Assistant District
Attorney General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.
The Appellant, Frederick D. Rice, appeals the judgment of the Hamilton
County Criminal Court dismissing his petition for post-conviction
relief. On appeal, Rice raises the single issue of whether he was
denied the effective assistance of counsel at trial. After review of
the record, we affirm the dismissal of the petition.