WILLIAM B. GATLIN v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Barry Kolar on Jun 23, 2017

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Casey A. Long, Franklin, Tennessee, for the appellant, William Bryan Gatlin.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Clark B. Thornton, Senior Counsel; Robert J. Carter, District Attorney General; and Weakley E. Barnard, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): EASTER

Petitioner, William B. Gatlin, appeals the denial of his petition for post-conviction relief. Petitioner alleges that the jury at his original trial was subjected to an improper outside influence, thereby violating his Sixth Amendment right to an impartial jury. Petitioner also contends that the post-conviction judge was disqualified and should have recused himself because he had also presided as the trial judge in Petitioner’s original trial. Upon our review of the record and applicable authorities, we affirm the judgment of the post- conviction court.

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