STATE OF TENNESSEE v. GEORGE PRINCE WATKINS - Articles

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Posted by: Chandra Williams on Oct 16, 2015

Head Comment: With concurring and dissenting opinion.

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

George Prince Watkins, Memphis, Tennessee, Pro Se.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Caitlin Smith, Assistant Attorney General; James G. Woodall, District Attorney General; and Alfred Lynn Earls, Assistant District Attorney, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): THOMAS

The Appellant, George Prince Watkins, appeals as of right from the Madison County Circuit Court’s summary denial of his Tennessee Rule of Criminal Procedure 36.1 motion to correct an illegal sentence. The Appellant contends that the trial court erred by denying his motion without a hearing. The State concedes that the trial court erred. Following our review, we reverse the judgment of the trial court and remand the case for further proceedings consistent with Rule 36.1 and this opinion.