CHARLES ELSEA v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Karen Belcher on May 24, 2018

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Samuel Lewis, Chattanooga, Tennessee, for the appellant, Charles Elsea.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; M. Todd Ridley, Assistant Attorney General; and Neil Pinkston, District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): EASTER

Petitioner, Charles Elsea, appeals the denial of his petition for post-conviction DNA analysis on unprocessed specimens relating to his October 10, 1997 conviction for first degree murder. Because we hold that even favorable DNA results from the unprocessed specimens do not create a reasonable probability that Petitioner would not have been prosecuted or convicted or would have received a more favorable verdict or sentencing, we affirm the judgment of the post-conviction court.

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