STATE OF TENNESSEE v. SHIRLEY MASON - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Aug 14, 2013

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Alicia Napier, Shelbyville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Shirley Mason.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Brent C. Cherry, Assistant Attorney General; Charles Crawford, District Attorney General; and Richard A. Cawley, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WITT

The defendant, Shirley Mason, appeals her Bedford County Circuit Court jury conviction of the sale of less than .5 grams of a substance containing cocaine base, claiming that racial discrimination tainted the jury selection process in her case and that the trial court erred by refusing to strike the State’s notice seeking enhanced punishment. Discerning no error, we affirm.

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