MITCHELL NATHANIEL SCOTT v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on May 16, 2017

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Mitchell Nathaniel Scott, Clifton, Tennessee, Pro Se.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Zachary T. Hinkle, Assistant Attorney General; Glenn Funk, District Attorney General; and Jennifer Smith, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): DYER

The pro se petitioner, Mitchell Nathaniel Scott, appeals the denial of his petition for writ of error coram nobis by the Davidson County Criminal Court, arguing the trial court erred in summarily dismissing the petition because newly discovered evidence exists in his case. The petitioner also calls on this Court to apply the doctrine of stare decisis and ignore the Tennessee Supreme Court holding of Frazier v. State, 495 S.W.3d 246 (Tenn. 2016). After our review, we affirm the summary dismissal of the petition pursuant to Rule 20 of the Rules of the Court of Criminal Appeals.

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