EDGAR BAILEY, JR. v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jun 27, 2013

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Edgar Bailey, Jr., Henning, Tennessee, Pro Se.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Attorney General and Reporter; and Jeffrey D. Zentner, Assistant Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

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Convicted of felony murder, three counts of aggravated assault, and setting fire to personal property, petitioner, Edgar Bailey, Jr., filed the instant petition for writ of error coram nobis, alleging that the indictment under which he was tried and convicted for felony murder was defective in that it did not bear a return date from the grand jury and that the State withheld it from him prior to trial. He further claims that the allegedly defective indictment constitutes newly discovered evidence for the purpose of error coram nobis proceedings. The coram nobis court summarily dismissed the petition. Following our review, we affirm the judgment of the coram nobis court.

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