STATE OF TENNESSEE v. REBA NELL WOODS - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Nov 29, 2017

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Reba Nell Woods, Nashville, Tennessee, pro se.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Alexander C. Vey, Assistant Attorney General; Glenn R. Funk, District Attorney General; and Janice Norman, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): MCMULLEN

Pro se Defendant, Reba Nell Woods, appeals the denial of her “Motion to Modify Judgment,” which was interpreted by the trial court as a motion to reduce sentence pursuant to Tennessee Rule of Criminal Procedure 35. In this appeal, the Defendant argues that the trial court retained jurisdiction to decide her motion, even though she was in custody of the Tennessee Department of Correction. In response, the State contends that the Defendant’s motion was untimely by 118 days, an alternative basis upon which the trial court relied in denying relief. Upon our review, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.

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