WILLIAM ATREL TOWNSEND aka ABDULLAH R.S. ASHANTI v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on May 9, 2014

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Barry J. McWhirter (on appeal) and William Atrel Townsend aka Abdullah R.S. Ashanti (pro se at trial), Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, William Atrel Townsend aka Abdullah R.S. Ashanti.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Rachel E. Willis, Senior Counsel; Amy P. Weirich, District Attorney General; and Paul Goodman, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): TIPTON

The Petitioner, William Atrel Townsend aka Abdullah R.S. Ashanti, appeals the Shelby County Criminal Court’s denial of his petition for a writ of error coram nobis regarding his conviction for attempt to commit especially aggravated robbery, for which he is serving an eight-year sentence. The Petitioner contends that the trial court erred by denying him relief. We affirm the judgment of the trial court.

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