Court of Criminal Appeals Opinions

Format: 06/29/2017
Format: 06/29/2017
Randy Hicks v. State of Tennessee
03C01-9608-CR-00296
Authoring Judge: Judge Curwood Witt
Trial Court Judge: Judge Mayo L. Mashburn

Randy Hicks appeals the McMinn County Criminal Court's summary dismissal of his "Motion for New Trial Based on Newly Discovered Evidence Rule 22, FRCrP." The lower court considered this "motion" under the law applicable to motions for new trial, petitions for writ of error coram nobis, and petitions for post-conviction relief, found it without merit, and summarily dismissed Hicks's claim without conducting a hearing. Hicks's underlying conviction is for criminal facilitation of first degree murder, for which he is serving a 25 year sentence. State v. Hicks, 835 S.W.2d 32 (Tenn. Crim. App. 1992). In his pro se appellate brief, Hicks never directly attacks the lower court's denial of his "motion," but he does raise several issues relating to the admission of evidence, denial of a severance and the sufficiency of the convicting evidence at his trial. He also filed with his pro se appellate brief a document entitled Petition for Writ of Error Coram Nobis, in which he alleges that the district attorney knowingly and willfully submitted false evidence in his trial.1 Having painstakingly reviewed the record and Hicks's brief, we affirm the trial court's summary dismissal of the claim. Likewise, we find the petition filed in this court proper for dismissal.

McMinn County Court of Criminal Appeals 03/03/98
State vs. Garrison
03C01-9702-CC-00047
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Thomas W. Graham
Bledsoe County Court of Criminal Appeals 02/27/98
State vs. Manning
03C01-9501-CR-00012
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: R. Steven Bebb
Bradley County Court of Criminal Appeals 02/27/98
State vs. Trampas Sweeney
01C01-9702-CC-00053
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: William M. Barker
Williamson County Court of Criminal Appeals 02/27/98
State vs. Gabriel Blackman
02C01-9704-CC-00135
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Jon Kerry Blackwood
McNairy County Court of Criminal Appeals 02/26/98
State vs. Dewayne Cathey
02C01-9612-CR-00446
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: W. Fred Axley
Shelby County Court of Criminal Appeals 02/26/98
01C01-9602-CC-00052
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge:
Rutherford County Court of Criminal Appeals 02/26/98
01C01-9512-CR-00414
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge:
Davidson County Court of Criminal Appeals 02/26/98
01C01-9608-CR-00347
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Ann Lacy Johns
Davidson County Court of Criminal Appeals 02/26/98
State vs. Alfonzo Chalmers
W2000-00440-CCA-R3-CD
Authoring Judge: Presiding Judge Joseph M. Tipton
Trial Court Judge: Chris B. Craft
The defendant appeals from his conviction for first degree premeditated murder. He contends that the evidence is insufficient to support the conviction and that the trial court erred by impermissibly commenting on the evidence in violation of article VI, section 9 of the Constitution of Tennessee. We affirm the judgment of conviction.
Shelby County Court of Criminal Appeals 02/25/98
State vs. Jones
03C01-9701-CR-00016
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Douglas A. Meyer
Hamilton County Court of Criminal Appeals 02/25/98
03C01-9608-CR-00309
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Frank L. Slaughter
Sullivan County Court of Criminal Appeals 02/25/98
State vs. Crain
03C01-9604-CC-00149
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge:
Unicoi County Court of Criminal Appeals 02/25/98