PAUL DAVID CHILDS v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Nov 15, 2012

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

David M. Hopkins (on appeal), Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Paul David Childs.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Rachel West Harmon, Assistant Attorney General; Victor S. Johnson, III, District Attorney General; and Bret Thomas Gunn, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): THOMAS

The Petitioner, Paul David Childs, convicted of sexual battery, appeals from the summary dismissal of his pro se petition for post-conviction relief. The post-conviction court dismissed the petition on the basis that the Petitioner failed to provide any factual grounds in support of his claims for relief. The State concedes that the post-conviction court acted in error. Following our review, we reverse the order of summary dismissal and remand this case to the post-conviction court for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.

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