STATE OF TENNESSEE v. ANTONIO J. BEASLEY, SR. - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Apr 16, 2015

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Antonio J. Beasley, Sr., Atlanta, Georgia, Pro Se.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Nicholas W. Spangler, Assistant Attorney General; and M. Neal Pinkston, District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): MONTGOMERY

The Defendant, Antonio J. Beasley, Sr., was convicted of various offenses during 1989 and 1990. In 1989, the Defendant pleaded guilty to larceny and received six years’ probation. In 1990, the Defendant pleaded guilty to attempt to commit arson and to possession of cocaine and was sentenced to concurrent terms of four years’ confinement for attempted arson and eleven months, twenty-nine days for possession of cocaine. Twenty-four years later, the Defendant filed a motion pursuant to Tennessee Criminal Procedure Rule 36.1 requesting that the trial court correct an illegal sentence relative to the attempted arson and drug possession convictions because the court erroneously imposed concurrent sentences because the Defendant was “out on the grand larceny.” The trial court summarily dismissed the motion for failure to state a colorable claim. On appeal, he contends that the trial court erred by dismissing his motion. We affirm the judgment of the trial court.

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