Court of Criminal Appeals Opinions

Format: 08/23/2017
Format: 08/23/2017
State vs. LaKeith Lightfoot
02C01-9703-CR-00129
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge:
Shelby County Court of Criminal Appeals 02/18/98
State vs. Doyle Hart
02C01-9703-CC-00102
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge:
Lake County Court of Criminal Appeals 02/18/98
State vs. Franklin Harris
02C01-9701-CR-00003
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Bernie Weinman
Shelby County Court of Criminal Appeals 02/18/98
State vs. Cleotha Nash
02C01-9701-CC-00026
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge:
Lauderdale County Court of Criminal Appeals 02/18/98
State vs. Mickey Harris
01C01-9705-CR-00180
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge:
Smith County Court of Criminal Appeals 02/18/98
State vs. Brian Harding
01C01-9703-CC-00103
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge:
Hickman County Court of Criminal Appeals 02/18/98
State vs. Brian Harding
01C01-9703-CC-00103
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge:
Hickman County Court of Criminal Appeals 02/18/98
State vs. Scotty Davenport
01C01-9611-CR-00477
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Thomas H. Shriver
Davidson County Court of Criminal Appeals 02/18/98
Donaldson vs. State
01C01-9611-CR-00463
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: William M. Barker
Davidson County Court of Criminal Appeals 02/18/98
State vs. Samuel Braden
01C01-9610-CC-00457
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Thomas W. Graham
Grundy County Court of Criminal Appeals 02/18/98
Gary Dotson vs. State of Tennessee
01C01-9607-CR-00318
Authoring Judge: Judge John H. Peay
Trial Court Judge: Judge Jane Wheatcraft

The petitioner was convicted of first-degree murder and employing a firearm during the commission of a felony. These convictions were affirmed on direct appeal. State v. Gary Thomas Dotson, No. 89-262-III, Sumner County (Tenn. Crim. App. filed Aug. 3, 1990, at Nashville). He is serving a life sentence plus five years for these offenses. In December 1992, he filed for post-conviction relief alleging that his lawyers were ineffective at both his trial and on direct appeal. The court below denied relief, which he now appeals. He further alleges that the post-conviction court erred when it denied his motion for forensic and psychological evaluations. Upon our review of both the record below and the trial record, we affirm.

Sumner County Court of Criminal Appeals 02/18/98
State vs. Joe Russell
02C01-9701-CR-00030
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: John P. Colton, Jr.
Shelby County Court of Criminal Appeals 02/17/98
State vs. Eronia Neal
W1999-01194-CCA-R3-CD
Authoring Judge: Judge Gary R Wade
Trial Court Judge: Joseph B. Dailey
Shelby County Court of Criminal Appeals 02/15/98