DONNA LEIGH PEARSON v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Sep 15, 2014

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Donna Leigh Pearson, Nashville, Tennessee, pro se.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; J. Ross Dyer, Assistant Attorney General; Victor S. Johnson III, District Attorney General; and Stacey Smith, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WITT

The petitioner, Donna Leigh Pearson, appeals the summary dismissal of her amended petition for post-conviction relief. Because the post-conviction court erred by summarily dismissing the amended petition as conceded by the State, the case is remanded to that court for an evidentiary hearing solely on the issue of counsel’s handling of the delayed direct appeal.

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