PERVIS TYRONE PAYNE v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Oct 31, 2014

Head Comment: With dissenting opinion.

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Christopher Minton, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, Pervis Tyrone Payne.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General & Reporter; Deshea Dulany Faughn, Assistant Attorney General; and Amy P. Weirich, District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): GLENN

The Petitioner, Pervis Tyrone Payne, appeals from the Shelby County Criminal Court’s denial of his petition for writ of error coram nobis in which he challenged his death sentence resulting from his 1988 convictions for first degree murder. On appeal, the Petitioner contends that he is entitled to coram nobis relief because he is intellectually disabled and, therefore, ineligible for the death penalty. We affirm the judgment of the trial court.