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TEWELL v. STATE (2008)

Supreme Court of Indiana.

Floyd TEWELL, Appellant, v. STATE of Indiana, Appellee.

No. 48S02-0801-PC-21.

Decided: January 11, 2008


The Parole Board revoked parole for Appellant, Floyd Tewell, thus returning him to prison to serve out a life sentence.   Tewell then filed what he titled a petition for writ of habeas corpus.   Treating the petition as one seeking post-conviction relief, the trial court denied relief and Tewell appealed.   Rejecting Tewell's appellate arguments, the Court of Appeals held the trial court (1) had correctly treated Tewell's petition as a post-conviction relief petition, and (2) had properly concluded the Indiana Parole Board had not previously discharged Tewell from his life sentence.   See Tewell v. State, 876 N.E.2d 337 (Ind.Ct.App.2007).

The matter comes before this Court on Tewell's pro se petition seeking transfer of jurisdiction in accordance with Appellate Rules 56(B) and 57(B)(2).   The Justices have reviewed the decision of the Court of Appeals and materials filed in connection with the request to transfer jurisdiction, and have discussed the matter in conference.

 Being duly advised and having concluded the Court of Appeals correctly decided the issues, we GRANT transfer, and ADOPT the opinion of the Court of Appeals.   See Ind. Appellate Rule 58(A)(1).

The Clerk is directed to send a copy of this order to West Publishing for publication in the bound volumes of this Court's decisions.

RANDALL T. SHEPARD, Chief Justice.

All Justices concur.

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TEWELL v. STATE (2008)

Docket No: No. 48S02-0801-PC-21.

Decided: January 11, 2008

Court: Supreme Court of Indiana.

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