RIVERA L. PEOPLES v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Jan 6, 2017

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Harry A. Christensen, Lebanon, Tennessee, for the Appellant, Rivera L. Peoples.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Brent C. Cherry, Senior Counsel; Glenn Funk, District Attorney General; and Bret Gunn and Megan King, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): OGLE

The Petitioner, Rivera L. Peoples, filed in the Davidson County Criminal Court a petition for post-conviction relief from his conviction of first degree murder, alleging that his trial counsel was ineffective. The Petitioner also filed a petition for a writ of error coram nobis, alleging that newly discovered evidence in the form of recanted testimony entitled him to relief. The trial court denied both petitions. On appeal, the Petitioner challenges the rulings of the trial court. Upon review, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.

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