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Posted by: Landry Butler on Jun 14, 2017

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Michelle Dawn Shoemaker, Pro Se, Memphis, Tennessee.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Alexander C. Vey, Assistant Attorney General; Tom P. Thomspon, Jr., District Attorney General; and Howard L. Chambers, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): OGLE

A Jackson County Criminal Court Jury convicted the Petitioner, Michelle Dawn Shoemaker, of first degree premeditated murder, conspiracy to commit first degree premeditated murder, solicitation of first degree premeditated murder, and tampering with evidence, and she received an effective life sentence. Subsequently, the Petitioner filed a petition for a writ of error coram nobis, alleging newly discovered evidence in the form of an affidavit from a co-conspirator, who was also the Petitioner’s mother, stating that the Petitioner was not involved in the victim’s death. The coram nobis court summarily denied the petition, and the Petitioner appeals. Based upon the record and the parties’ briefs, we affirm the judgment of the coram nobis court.