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December 9, 1996 -- Volume #2 -- Number #112

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STATE OF TENNESSEE
VS. 
JEROME MASON

Court:TCCA

FOR THE APPELLANT:              FOR THE APPELLEE:

JAMES E. BROCKMAN               CHARLES W. BURSON
203 Tennessee Avenue, South     Attorney General and Reporter
Parsons, TN 38363
                                ROBIN L. HARRIS
                                Assistant Attorney General
                                450 James Robertson Parkway
                                Nashville, TN 37243-0493

                                JOHN W. PIEROTTI
                                District Attorney General

                                JAMES BEASLEY
                                Assistant District Attorney General
                                Third Floor, Criminal Justice Complex
                                201 Poplar
                                Memphis, TN 38103                        

Judge: WELLES

First Paragraph:

The Defendant, Jerome Mason, appeals as of right pursuant to Rule 3 of
the Tennessee Rules of Appellate Procedure.  He was convicted by a
Shelby County jury of aggravated robbery, aggravated assault, and
first degree premeditated murder.  The trial court sentenced him as a
Range I standard offender to ten years for aggravated robbery, five
years for aggravated assault, and life in prison for first degree
murder, with all sentences to run consecutively.  In this appeal, the
Defendant argues that the trial court erred in denying his motion for
a continuance, that the trial court erred in conducting the trial
without the presence of the indicted co-defendant, that the evidence
is insufficient to support his convictions, and that the trial court
erred in denying his motion for a preliminary hearing.  We conclude
that the Defendant's issues lack merit and affirm the judgment of the
trial court.

URL:http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/MASONJ_OPN.WP6
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STATE OF TENNESSEE
VS.
ISAAC WILLIAMS

Court:TCCA

FOR THE APPELLANT:              FOR THE APPELLEE:
A.C. WHARTON                    CHARLES W. BURSON
Public Defender                 Attorney General and Reporter

W. MARK WARD                    CLINTON J. MORGAN
Assistant Public Defender       Counsel for the State
147 Jefferson, Suite 900        450 James Robertson Parkway
Memphis, TN 38103               Nashville, TN 37243-0493

                                JOHN W. PIEROTTI
                                District Attorney General

                                DAVID HENRY
                                Assistant District Attorney General
                                Third Floor, Criminal Justice Complex
                                201 Poplar
                                Memphis, TN 38103                         

Judge: WELLES

First Paragraph:

This is an appeal pursuant to Rule 3 of the Tennessee Rules of
Appellate Procedure.  The Defendant was indicted for the offense of
aggravated robbery.  He waived his right to a jury and his case was
heard at a bench trial on his plea of not guilty.  After hearing the
evidence, the trial judge found the Defendant guilty as charged.  On
this appeal, the Defendant argues that the evidence of his identity as
the culprit is insufficient to support the finding of guilt beyond a
reasonable doubt.  We disagree and affirm the judgment of the trial
court.

URL:http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/WILLIAMI_OPN.WP6

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