No. M2010-00852-SC-R11-CD.

382 S.W.3d 312 (2012)

STATE of Tennessee v. Wanda F. RUSSELL.

Supreme Court of Tennessee, at Nashville.

October 1, 2012.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Russell Nelson Perkins (at trial and on appeal) and Gerald L. Melton (on appeal), Murfreesboro, Tennessee, for the appellant, Wanda F. Russell.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr. , Attorney General and Reporter; Gordon W. Smith , Associate Solicitor General; Lacy Elaine Wilber , Assistant Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.


JANICE M. HOLDER, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which GARY R. WADE, C.J., and CORNELIA A. CLARK, WILLIAM C. KOCH, JR., and SHARON G. LEE, JJ., joined.

A defendant was indicted on four counts of theft. At trial, the trial court ruled that the defendant's prior misdemeanor convictions for passing worthless checks were admissible to impeach her credibility pursuant to Tennessee Rule of Evidence 609, which states that a conviction punishable...

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