CYRUS DEVILLE WILSON V. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jul 30, 2014

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Patrick T. McNally, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Cyrus Deville Wilson.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Rachel Harmon, Senior Counsel; Victor S. Johnson, III, District Attorney General; and Dan H. Hamm, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WILLIAMS

The petitioner, Cyrus Deville Wilson, appeals the denial of his petition for the writ of error coram nobis. The petitioner is currently serving a life sentence following his conviction for first degree murder. In his petition, the petitioner contended that he was entitled to relief because of recently recanted testimony by an eyewitness to the murder. The error coram nobis court concluded that the recantation was not credible and denied relief. On appeal, the petitioner contends that the court erred in denying relief because it improperly assessed the evidence presented and applied an incorrect legal standard. After a review of the record, we affirm.

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