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Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Jun 7, 2016

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Donna Orr Hargrove, District Public Defender; Michael Jonothan Collins, Assistant Public Defender, Shelbyville, Tennessee (at plea); and Melissa Thomas, Fayetteville, Tennessee (on appeal), for the Defendant-Appellant, Larsheika Hill.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Matthew Todd Ridley, Assistant Attorney General; Robert James Carter, District Attorney General; Hollynn Eubanks, (at plea), Weakley E. Bernard and Andrew L. Wright (on appeal), Assistant District Attorneys General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): MCMULLEN

The Defendant-Appellant, Larsheika Hill, entered a “best-interest” guilty plea on October 10, 2014, to the delivery of .5 grams or more of cocaine. Prior to sentencing, Hill filed a motion to withdraw her guilty plea, alleging that her attorney coerced her into pleading guilty. After a hearing, the trial court denied the motion. On appeal, Hill contends that the trial court erred in denying her motion to withdraw her guilty plea. Upon review, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.