JOYCE WATKINS v. BRENDA JONES, WARDEN and STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Chandra Williams on Dec 9, 2015

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Michael R. Working, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, Joyce Watkins.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; David H. Findley, Senior Counsel; Amy P. Weirich, District Attorney General; and Christopher Judson Lareau, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): MONTGOMERY

The Petitioner, Joyce Watkins, appeals the Shelby County Criminal Court’s denial of her petition for habeas corpus relief from her 1988 convictions for first degree murder and aggravated rape and her effective life sentence. The Petitioner contends that the habeas corpus court erred by denying relief because the indictment failed to confer jurisdiction upon the trial court. We affirm the judgment of the habeas corpus court.

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