BILLY JOE RUSSELL, JR., AKA JOE BILLY RUSSELL, JR., AKA CRAIG C. SCOTT v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Oct 13, 2016

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Joe Billy Russell, Jr., Butner, North Carolina, pro se.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; James E. Gaylord, Senior Counsel; Glenn Funk, District Attorney General; and J. Wesley King, Assistant District Attorney General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WILLIAMS

The petitioner, Billy Joe Russell, Jr., a.k.a. Joe Billy Russell, Jr., a.k.a. Craig C. Scott, appeals the post-conviction court’s denial of his petition for relief. On appeal, the petitioner asserts that his petition is timely because it falls within one year of certain federal opinions which establish a constitutional right requiring retroactive application. After a thorough review of the record,  we affirm the dismissal of the petition in accordance with Rule 20, Rules of the Court of Criminal Appeals.

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