Court of Criminal Appeals Opinions

Format: 11/26/2014
Format: 11/26/2014
01C01-9501-CR-00020
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Davidson County Court of Criminal Appeals 02/13/96
01C01-9501-CC-00021
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Bedford County Court of Criminal Appeals 02/13/96
01C01-9412-CR-00434
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: J. O. Bond
Macon County Court of Criminal Appeals 02/13/96
01C01-9410-CC-00355
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Barbara N. Haynes
Davidson County Court of Criminal Appeals 02/13/96
01C01-9308-CR-00276
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Davidson County Court of Criminal Appeals 02/13/96
01C01-9504-CC-00115
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Gerald L. Ewell, Sr.
Court of Criminal Appeals 02/13/96
01C01-9506-CR-00185
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Ann Lacy Johns
Davidson County Court of Criminal Appeals 02/13/96
01C01-9505-CC-00133
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Gerald L. Ewell, Sr.
Coffee County Court of Criminal Appeals 02/13/96
03C01-9406-CR-00226
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Knox County Court of Criminal Appeals 02/12/96
03C01-9405-CR-00188
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Ben W. Hooper, II
Cocke County Court of Criminal Appeals 02/12/96
03C01-9403-CR-00094
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Leon C. Burns, Jr.
Cumberland County Court of Criminal Appeals 02/12/96
Thomas Hebron v. State of Tennessee
01CO1-9510-CC-00349
Authoring Judge: Judge David G. Hayes
Trial Court Judge: Judge Cornelia A. Clark

The appellant, Thomas Hebron, appeals the dismissal by the trial court of his “Petition for Habeas Corpus/Petition for Post-Conviction Relief.” The appellant is currently serving a sentence of life imprisonment pursuant to a conviction on August 24, 1984, for first degree murder. On November 21, 1985, this court affirmed his conviction. State v. Hebron, No, 84-231-III (Tenn. Crim. App. at Nashville), perm. to appeal denied, (Tenn. 1986). In 1987, the appellant unsuccessfully sought federal habeas corpus relief. Subsequently, on March 6, 1989, he filed his first petition for post-conviction relief, alleging ineffective assistance of counsel. Following appointment of counsel and an evidentiary hearing, the trial court dismissed the petition. Finally, on February 22, 1994, the appellant filed the instant pro se petition, alleging an erroneous jury instruction on premeditation and deliberation, in violation of the supreme court’s opinion in State v. Brown, 836 S.W.2d 530 (Tenn. 1992). On March 15, 1994, the trial court appointed counsel to represent the appellant and, on May 18, 1995, conducted a hearing. At the hearing, the trial court treated the petition as one seeking post-conviction relief. Tenn. Code Ann. § 40-30-108 (1990). The trial court then concluded that the petition was barred by the applicable statute of limitations, Tenn. Code Ann. § 40-30-102 (1990), and, moreover, failed to state a ground for relief of  constitutional magnitude, Tenn. Code Ann. § 40-30-105 (1990).


We agree.

Hickman County Court of Criminal Appeals 02/05/96
State of Tennessee v. Catherine Ward
01C01-9307-CC-00224
Authoring Judge: Judge Penny J. White
Trial Court Judge: Judge Henry Denmark Bell

Appellant, Catherine Ward, was convicted of promoting prostitution, a Class E felony, by a jury. The trial court found that appellant was a standard offender and imposed a Range I sentence consisting of a fine of $3,000 and confinement for one year in the Department of Correction.

Williamson County Court of Criminal Appeals 02/02/96