Frederick Leon Tucker v. State of Tennessee

Frederick Leon Tucker v. State of Tennessee
M2018-01196-CCA-R3-ECN

Petitioner, Fredrick Leon Tucker, appeals the denial of his petition for a writ of error coram nobis based upon newly discovered evidence. We find that the error coram nobis court, in violation of Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 10B, failed to rule on Petitioner’s motion to recuse before entering an order denying the petition. Therefore, we vacate the order denying the petition for a writ of error coram nobis and remand for consideration of the petition. Furthermore, in order to avoid even the possibility of an appearance of impropriety, the original error coram nobis judge is recused from further proceedings in this case.

Authoring Judge: 
Judge Thomas T. Woodall
Originating Judge: 
Judge Monte Watkins
Date Filed: 
Monday, August 12, 2019