810 F.2d 202 (6th Cir. 1986), 86-5152, Moore v. Jones
|Citation:||810 F.2d 202|
|Party Name:||Tommy MOORE, Petitioner-Appellant, v. Otie JONES, Warden, Respondent-Appellee.|
|Case Date:||November 21, 1986|
|Court:||United States Courts of Appeals, Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit|
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On Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee.
Before MARTIN, MILBURN and BOGGS, Circuit Judges.
Tommy Moore's petition for writ of habeas corpus was originally filed on October 3, 1985, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, alleging that his life sentence under Tennessee's Habitual Criminal Act was contrary to the eighth amendment of the United States Constitution. The United States magistrate rejected this claim and the district court affirmed the magistrate's report on January 27, 1986.
In July 1977, Tommy Moore was convicted in the Sullivan County, Tennessee, Criminal Court of either receiving and concealing stolen property or third degree burglary and of being an habitual criminal. His sentence under the terms of the Tennessee statute was enhanced to life in prison. At the time of his conviction as an habitual criminal he had seven prior convictions. His petitions for post-conviction relief challenging his sentence in the Tennessee court systems...
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