DENNIS WADE SUTTLES v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jun 26, 2014

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Daniel E. Kirsch, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Dennis Wade Suttles.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General & Reporter; Brent C. Cherry, Senior Counsel; Randall E. Nichols, District Attorney General; and Leland L. Price, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): GLENN

The petitioner, Dennis Wade Suttles, appeals from the trial court’s denial of his petition in which he sought relief from his death sentence, claiming that he was intellectually disabled. On appeal, the petitioner contends that the trial court erred in denying (1) his petition for writ of error coram nobis, (2) his motion for a declaratory judgment, and (3) his stand-alone claim under the intellectual disability provisions in Tennessee Code Annotated section 39-13-203. Upon reviewing the record and the applicable law, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.

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