ODELL SHELTON v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Nov 9, 2012

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Odell Shelton, Whiteville, Tennessee, Pro Se.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter, and Meredith DeVault, Senior Counsel, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

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Petitioner, Odell Shelton, seeks relief via a writ of error coram nobis from his plea agreement that resulted in a conviction of aggravated assault and a sentence of ten years. He claims that the trial court improperly sentenced him as a multiple (Range II) offender and erroneously relied upon a presentence report in denying his request for a suspended sentence. Petitioner asserts that the trial court’s reliance on the presentence report is “newly discovered evidence.” The coram nobis court summarily dismissed the petition. Discerning no basis for coram nobis relief, we affirm.

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