STATE OF TENNESSEE v. SAMMIE LEE TAYLOR - Articles

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Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Jun 6, 2016

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Sammie Lee Taylor, Clifton, Tennessee, Pro Se.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Lacy Wilber, Senior Counsel; and Amy P. Weirich, District Attorney General; and Glenn Baity, Assistant District Attorney Genera, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): MONTGOMERY

The Defendant, Sammie Lee Taylor, was convicted in 1994 of first degree felony murder, especially aggravated kidnapping, especially aggravated robbery, and aggravated sexual battery and received an effective sentence of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole plus sixty-two years. In 2015, the Defendant filed a motion pursuant to Tennessee Criminal Procedure Rule 36.1 requesting the correction of the judgment. The trial court summarily dismissed the motion for failure to state a colorable claim. On appeal, the Defendant contends that the trial court erred by dismissing the motion. We affirm the judgment of the trial court.