TBALink Opinion-Flash

October 15, 1997 -- Volume #3 -- Number #101

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ELMER LEWIS SIDES
vs.
PEGGY LUE SIDES

Court:TCA

Attorneys:

Darrell D. Blanton, CAUSEY, CAYWOOD, TAYLOR, McMANUS & BAILEY, 
Memphis, Tennessee
Attorney for Defendant/Appellant.

Kay Farese Turner, Memphis, Tennessee
Attorney for Plaintiff/Appellee.                          

Judge:FARMER

First Paragraph:

Defendant Peggy Lue Sides (Wife) appeals the final decree of divorce
entered by the trial court which distributed the parties' marital
property and awarded the Wife alimony and attorney's fees.  We affirm.

URL:http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCA/sidesel_opn.WP6
Opinion-Flash

STATE OF TENNESSEE
vs.
SONNY M. PORTER

Court:TCCA

Attorneys:

FOR THE APPELLANT:              FOR THE APPELLEE:

GARY F. ANTRICAN                JOHN KNOX WALKUP
District Public Defender        Attorney General and Reporter

JULIE K. PILLOW                 SARAH M. BRANCH
Assistant Public Defender       Assistant Attorney General
P.O. Box 700                    450 James Robertson Parkway
Somerville, TN 38068            Nashville, TN 37243-0493

                                ELIZABETH T. RICE
                                District Attorney General

                                MARK DAVIDSON
                                Assistant District Attorney General
                                302 E Market Street
                                Somerville, TN 38068                          

Judge:RILEY

First Paragraph:

The defendant, Sonny M. Porter, was convicted by a Lauderdale County
jury of aggravated kidnapping, aggravated criminal trespass and two
(2) counts of simple assault.  For the offense of aggravated
kidnapping, he was sentenced as a repeat violent offender to life
imprisonment without parole.  On appeal, he presents the following
issues for our review: (1) whether the trial court erred in denying
defendant's motion to compel the state to elect which offenses it
would proceed upon; and (2) whether the evidence was sufficient to
sustain the aggravated kidnapping conviction.  We find no error and
affirm the judgment of the trial court.

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

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