SHELLEY DENISE BLAIR v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Chandra Williams on Dec 17, 2015

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Matthew J. Crigger, Brentwood, Tennessee, for the appellant, Shelley Denise Blair.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Sophia S. Lee, Senior Counsel; Kim R. Helper, District Attorney General; and Mary K. White, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): GLENN

The petitioner, Shelley Denise Blair, appeals the summary dismissal of her petition for post-conviction relief, arguing that the post-conviction court erred by relying solely on her pro se petition, and not considering the allegations of fact in the amended petition prepared by post-conviction counsel, in concluding that she failed to make out a prima facie case of mental incompetence to toll the statute of limitations. Following our review, we affirm the summary dismissal of the petition as time-barred.

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