CHARLES LANE v. BRUCE WESTBROOK, Warden - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Aug 28, 2014

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Charles Lane, Pikeville, Tennessee, pro se.

Attorneys 2:

Robert Cooper, Attorney General and Reporter; Leslie E. Price, Senior Counsel, Criminal Justice Division, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WALKER

The petitioner, Charles Lane, filed a petition for habeas corpus relief challenging his Sevier County convictions of first degree murder and aggravated sexual battery. Petitioner seeks relief alleging he was not warned of his Miranda rights before giving a statement, and that he was suffering from mental deficiencies at the time of his guilty plea. Because the petition fails to present a cognizable claim for habeas corpus relief, we affirm the habeas corpus court’s summary dismissal of the petition.

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