STATE OF TENNESSEE v. GENE EARL STANLEY - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jan 14, 2013

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Joseph B. Freedle, Gallatin, Tennessee, for the appellant, Gene Earl Stanley.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Clarence E. Lutz, Assistant Attorney General; L. Ray Whitley, District Attorney General; and Lytle A James, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, the State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WEDEMEYER

A Sumner County jury convicted the Defendant, Gene Earl Stanley, of one count of burglary, two counts of theft of property, felony evading arrest, reckless endangerment, driving under the influence of an intoxicant, and driving on a canceled, revoked, or suspended license. The trial court sentenced the Defendant as a Career Offender to an effective sentence of fortyeight years. Three months after the jury’s verdict and one month after sentencing, the Defendant filed a motion for new trial, which the trial court ultimately denied. On appeal, the Defendant contends that he was denied due process when the State failed to provide him “potentially exculpatory evidence” that was in the State’s possession. The State counters that the Defendant’s motion for new trial was untimely filed. After a thorough review of the record and relevant law, we affirm the trial court’s judgments.

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