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    Larry McKay - Tennessee Death Row

    Facts of the Crime:

    Larry McKay and Michael Eugene Sample were jointly tried and convicted of murdering two men during the perpetration of a robbery in Memphis on August 29, 1981. Both defendants were sentenced to death on February 7, 1983 for each murder.

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    Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals

    Larry McKay v. State of Tennessee

    In 1981 a Shelby County jury convicted the Petitioner, Larry McKay, and his co-defendant, Michael Sample, of two counts of felony murder and imposed upon both men a sentence of death. On direct appeal, the Petitioner's convictions and sentence were affirmed. State v. McKay, 680 S.W.2d 447 (Tenn. 1984), cert. denied, 470 U.S. 1034 (1985). The Petitioner filed multiple post-conviction petitions, one of which was filed in 1995 and is the subject of this appeal. In that petition, the Petitioner contended that the prosecution violated his right to due process and a fair trial by suppressing exculpatory evidence against him. The post-conviction court dismissed the petition, and, after a thorough review of the record and the applicable law, we affirm the judgment of the post-conviction court.

    Authoring Judge:
    Judge Robert W. Wedemeyer
    Originating Judge:
    Judge Chris B. Craft
    Date Filed:
    Tuesday, June 15, 2010

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