DENNIS CEDRIC WOODARD, JR. 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:

Andrew B. Love, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Dennis Cedric Woodard, Jr.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Brent C. Cherry, Senior Counsel; Robert James Carter, District Attorney General; and Michael D. Randles, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): GLENN

The petitioner, Dennis Cedric Woodard, Jr., appeals the summary dismissal of his petition for post-conviction relief and/or petition for writ of error coram nobis as untimely. He asserts that the statute of limitations should be tolled in the interest of justice because he did not learn until well after its expiration that his trial counsel simultaneously represented one of the witnesses against him, Henry Young, without his knowledge. After review, we reverse the summary dismissal and remand for an evidentiary hearing.

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