GREGORY L. HATTON v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Aug 1, 2016

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Gregory L. Hatton, Mountain City, Tennessee, pro se.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; M. Todd Ridley, Assistant Attorney General; and Brent A. Cooper, District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): EASTER

Nearly four decades after pleading guilty to rape, armed robbery, burglary, kidnapping, grand larceny, and assault with intent to commit murder, Petitioner, Gregory L. Hatton, filed a petition for writ of error coram nobis. The trial court summarily dismissed the petition as time-barred. However, the Tennessee Supreme Court has recently determined that a writ of error coram nobis is not an available procedural mechanism to collaterally attack a guilty plea. Therefore, we affirm the judgment of the trial court on the separate grounds discussed herein.

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