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Court: TCCA


Cornell Poe, Pro Se, Henning, Tennessee (on appeal); Angela Hopson, Jackson, Tennessee (at hearing), for the Appellant, Cornell Poe.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Cameron L. Hyder, Assistant Attorney General; James G. (Jerry) Woodall, District Attorney General; and James W. Thompson, Assistant District Attorney General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: HAYES

The Petitioner, Cornell Poe, proceeding pro se, appeals the Madison County Circuit Court's denial of his petition for post-conviction relief. In February 2006, the Petitioner filed a petition for post- conviction relief collaterally attacking his convictions for aggravated burglary and Class D felony theft. The post-conviction court appointed counsel, and counsel filed an amended petition. Following an evidentiary hearing, the post-conviction court denied relief. Because the record before this court fails to indicate that the Petitioner's court-appointed counsel was allowed to withdraw or that the Petitioner has waived his right to counsel on appeal, the judgment of the post-conviction court is vacated, and this case is remanded to the post-conviction court for reinstatement of the order denying post-conviction relief. Appointed counsel shall continue in her representation of the Petitioner on appeal, and the case shall proceed in accordance with the Tennessee Rules of Appellate Procedure.


Court: TCCA


Donald E. Spurrell, Johnson City, Tennessee, for the appellant, John Stephen Steele.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Jennifer L. Bledsoe, Assistant Attorney General; Joe Crumley, District Attorney General; and Dennis Brooks and Joy Phillips, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: OGLE

The appellant, John Stephen Steele, was found guilty by a jury in the Washington County Criminal Court of second degree murder, and the trial court sentenced him to twenty years incarceration in the Tennessee Department of Correction. On appeal, the appellant contends that the jury erred in rejecting his defense of insanity. Upon review of the record and the parties' briefs, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.

Funding Volunteer Fire Service: Clarification

TN Attorney General Opinions

Date: 2007-09-13

Opinion Number: 07-134

Applicability of Tenn. Code Ann. Section 35-5-101 to Delinquent Tax Sales

TN Attorney General Opinions

Date: 2007-09-13

Opinion Number: 07-135


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