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Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Sep 5, 2012

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Keith J. Allen, pro se, Mountain City, Tennessee, as the appellant.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Leslie E. Price, Assistant Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): BIVINS

Keith J. Allen (“the Petitioner”) filed a petition for writ of habeas corpus, alleging that the sentence on his first degree felony murder conviction is illegal, and, therefore, his judgment of conviction is void. The habeas corpus court dismissed his petition without a hearing. The Petitioner now appeals, arguing that the trial court lacked authority to impose a life sentence for his conviction. After a thorough review of the record and the applicable law, we affirm the judgment of the habeas corpus court.

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