VERLIN RALPH DURHAM V. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Nov 20, 2013

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Verlin Ralph Durham, Mountain City, Tennessee, Pro se.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Clark B. Thornton, Assistant Attorney General; Tony Clark, District Attorney General; and David Crockett, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WILLIAMS

The petitioner, Verlin Ralph Durham, appeals the dismissal of his petition for the writ of habeas corpus. The petitioner is currently serving a life sentence in the Department of Correction following his first degree murder conviction. On appeal, he contends that the dismissal of the petition was error because the indictment in his case was facially void and that his conviction is illegal because he was convicted pursuant to a prior repealed statute. Following review of the record, we affirm the dismissal of the petition.

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