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TOMMY JOE WALKER vs. STATE OF TENNESSEE, Ex Rel, Donal Campbell, Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Corrections and Ricky J. Bell,Warden with DISSENTING OPINION Court:TCCA Attorneys: For the Appellant: For the Appellee: Mark E. Stephens John Knox Walkup Public Defender Attorney General and Reporter Paula R. Voss Karen M. Yacuzzo Asst. Public Defender Assistant Attorney General 1209 Euclid Avenue Criminal Justice Division Knoxville, TN 37921 425 Fifth Avenue North 2d Floor, Cordell Hull Bldg Nashville, TN 37243-0493 Judge:Hayes First Paragraph: The appellant, Tommy Joe Walker, appeals the Davidson County Circuit Court's summary dismissal of his application for writ of habeas corpus. Specifically, the appellant contends that the trial court erred in finding that his 1977 conviction for voluntary manslaughter was not void. The appellant is currently incarcerated at the Riverbend Maximum Security Institute in Nashville awaiting execution for an unrelated murder committed in 1989. See State v. Walker, 910 S.W.2d 381(Tenn. 1995), cert. denied, --U.S.--, 117 S.Ct. 88 (1996). URL:http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/walkertj_opn.WP6 URL:http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/walkertj_dis.WP6 STATE OF TENNESSEE vs. KENNETH F. WALKER Court:TCCA Attorneys: FOR THE APPELLANT: FOR THE APPELLEE: Patrick Cooley John Knox Walkup Cooley, Cooley & Agee Attorney General & Reporter P.O. Box 730 Kingston, TN 37763 Sandy C. Patrick Assistant Attorney General Cordell Hull Building, 2d Floor 425 Fifth Avenue North Nashville, TN 37243-0943 Charles E. Hawk District Attorney General Roger Delp Asst District Attorney General P.O. Box 703 Kingston, TN 37763 Judge:SUMMERS First Paragraph: The appellant, Kenneth F. Walker, pled nolo contendere to a charge of possession of over seventy pounds of a Schedule VI controlled substance with intent to deliver. The appellant, however, reserved the right to appeal a certified question of law pursuant to Rule 37(b)(2)(I) of the Tennessee Rules of Criminal Procedure. URL:http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/walkerkf_opn.WP6 DONALD RAY TURNER vs. STATE OF TENNESSEE Court:TCCA Attorneys: For the Appellant: For the Appellee: Donald Ray Turner, Pro Se John Knox Walkup Unit 8/26 M.C.R.C.F. Attorney General of Tennessee P.O. Box 2000 and Wartburg, TN 37887 Michael J. Fahey, II Asst. Attorney General of TN 425 Fifth Avenue North Nashville, TN 37243-0493 William H. Cox, III District Attorney General 600 Market Street, Suite 310 Chattanooga, TN 37402 Judge:Tipton First Paragraph: The petitioner, Donald Ray Turner, appeals as of right from the Hamilton County Criminal Court's denial of his second petition for post-conviction relief from his conviction upon the entry of a guilty plea to aggravated sexual battery on July 8, 1993. The petitioner received a Range I sentence of eight years to be served concurrently with a federal sentence. The trial court held that the petition for relief was barred by the statute of limitations and that, in any event, the grounds asserted for relief had been waived, were previously determined, or lacked merit. The petitioner, proceeding on the record pursuant to Rule 29(c), T.R.A.P., argues that he is entitled to post-conviction relief because federal and state authorities failed to abide by the requirements of the Interstate Compact on Detainers in that he was not transferred within thirty days, was not tried within one hundred eighty days, and was not provided a hearing before being transferred. We affirm the denial of post-conviction relief. URL:http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/turnerdr_opn.WP6 STATE OF TENNESSEE vs. TADARYL SHIPP Court:TCCA Attorneys: FOR THE APPELLANT: FOR THE APPELLEE: M. CHRISTOPHER COFFEE JOHN KNOX WALKUP Attorney at Law Attorney General & Reporter P.O. Box 870 Knoxville, TN 37902 ELIZABETH B. MARNEY Asst. Attorney General 425 Fifth Ave. N., 2d Floor Nashville, TN 37243-0493 RANDALL E. NICHOLS District Attorney General S. JO HELM WILLIAM CRABTREE Asst. District Attorneys General P.O. Box 1468 Knoxville, TN 37901-1468 Judge:WITT First Paragraph: The defendant, Tadaryl Shipp, appeals the convictions of first degree murder and conspiracy to commit first degree murder that he received at his jury trial in the Knox County Criminal Court. Shipp is presently serving consecutive sentences of life and 25 years in the Department of Correction. In this direct appeal, he challenges the sufficiency of the convicting evidence and the propriety of the trial court's sentencing determination. Having reviewed the record and the briefs of the parties and having heard oral arguments, we affirm both convictions and sentences; however, we vacate the imposition of consecutive sentences and remand in order for the trial court to make the appropriate findings before determining whether the defendant will serve his sentences concurrently or consecutively. URL:http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/shippt_opn.WP6 JACKIE R. ROBINSON vs. MICHAEL DUTTON, Warden, and STATE OF TENNESSEE Court:TCCA Attorneys: FOR THE APPELLANT: FOR THE APPELLEE: JACKIE R. ROBINSON, pro se JOHN KNOX WALKUP RMSI Unit 6 Attorney General & Reporter 7475 Cockrill Bend Industrial Road ELIZABETH B. MARNEY Nashville, TN 37209-1010 Assistant Attorney General 2nd Floor, Cordell Hull Bldg 425 Fifth Avenue North Nashville, TN 37243 Judge:WOODALL First Paragraph: The Petitioner, Jackie Robinson, appeals as of right the trial court's dismissal of his petition for writ of habeas corpus. We affirm the judgment of the trial court. URL:http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/robinsnj_opn.WP6 STATE OF TENNESSEE vs. LON MITCHELL PIERCE, JR. with DISSENTING OPINION Court:TCCA Attorneys: FOR THE APPELLANT: FOR THE APPELLEE: JAMES S. ROACH JOHN KNOX WALKUP Attorney at Law Attorney General and Reporter 128 E. Market Street Johnson City, TN 37604 MARVIN E. CLEMENTS, JR. Assistant Attorney General and 2nd Floor, Cordell Hull Bldg 425 Fifth Avenue North DONALD E. SPURRELL Nashville, TN 37243 Attorney at Law 128 E. Market Street Johnson City, TN 37604 H. GREELEY WELLS District Attorney General TERESA M. SMITH Asst District Attorney General P.O. Box 526 Blountville, TN 37617 Judge:WOODALL First Paragraph: The Appellant, Lon Mitchell Pierce, Jr., was found guilty by a Sullivan County jury of the crimes of first degree felony murder, theft over $10,000, misdemeanor theft, and evading arrest. At the time of the instant offenses, the Appellant was fifteen years of age. Following a hearing in the Juvenile Court, the Appellant was transferred to the Criminal Court for trial as an adult. Although the Appellant was also indicted on a charge of simple possession of cocaine, the jury returned a verdict of not guilty as to this count. In accordance with the sentencing provisions for the capital crime of felony murder, the trial court fixed the Appellant's sentence at life imprisonment. Following a sentencing hearing for the remaining convictions, the trial court imposed an effective sentence of four years and ordered that this sentence run concurrently to the life sentence. In this appeal as of right, the Appellant raises the following issues: I. Whether the State of Tennessee had jurisdiction over the offenses of felony murder and felony theft; II. Whether the evidence is sufficient to sustain the Appellant's conviction for felony murder; III. Whether the trial court properly denied the Appellant's request for special instructions regarding the felony murder charge; IV. Whether the court properly charged the jury regarding lesser offenses of felony murder; and V. Whether the trial court erred in allowing the jury to sentence the Appellant to life in prison. After a review of the record, we affirm the judgment of the trial court. URL:http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/piercelm_opn.WP6 URL:http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/piercelm_dis.WP6 STATE OF TENNESSEE vs. VERONICA L. PHILLIPS Court:TCCA Attorneys: FOR THE APPELLANT: FOR THE APPELLEE: CHARLES ALLEN JOHN KNOX WALKUP P.O. Box 5027 Attorney General & Reporter Oneida, TN 37841 MICHAEL J. FAHEY, II Asst. Attorney General John Sevier Bldg. 425 Fifth Ave., North Nashville, TN 37243-0493 WILLIAM PAUL PHILLIPS District Attorney General CLIFTON H. SEXTON Asst. District Attorney General P.O. Box 10 Huntsville, TN 37756 Judge:PEAY First Paragraph: The defendant was charged in the indictment with one count of reckless homicide and one count of reckless aggravated assault. The defendant filed an application for pretrial diversion with the district attorney general, who denied the defendant's application by written response. The defendant then filed a petition for writ of certiorari with the trial court, which was denied. Pursuant to Rule 9 of the Tennessee Rules of Appellate Procedure, the defendant sought and was granted permission to appeal the trial court's decision to this Court. The sole issue presented in this appeal is whether the trial court erred in determining that the district attorney general did not abuse his discretion by denying the defendant's application for pretrial diversion. After our review of the record, we affirm the trial court's decision. URL:http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/philipsv_opn.WP6 STATE OF TENNESSEE vs. TIMOTHY LANE Court:TCCA Attorneys: FOR THE APPELLANT: FOR THE APPELLEE: J. TIMOTHY STREET JOHN KNOX WALKUP 136 Fourth Avenue, South Attorney General and Reporter Franklin, TN 37064 KAREN M. YACUZZO E. COVINGTON JOHNSON Assistant Attorney General 136 Fourth Avenue, South 425 Fifth Avenue North Franklin, TN. 37064 Nashville, Tn. 37243 JOE D. BAUGH, JR. District Attorney General MARK PURYEAR Assistant District Attorney P. O. Box 937 Franklin, TN 37065-0937 Judge:SMITH First Paragraph: On March 25, 1997, in the Williamson County Circuit Court, the Appellant, Timothy L. Lane, pled guilty to a charge of aggravated assault. As a Range I standard offender, he was sentenced to a two year suspended sentence and five years of supervised probation. Mr. Lane was also ordered to continue counseling with respect to the issues which had caused him to attack the victim, and he was ordered to pay restitution to the victim for the injuries sustained by her. The Appellant presents one issue for our consideration on appeal: Whether the trial court erred in refusing to grant the Appellant so-called judicial diversion pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated Section 40-35-313. We find that the judgment of the trial court must be affirmed. URL:http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/lanetimo_opn.WP6 STATE OF TENNESSEE vs. DAVID KRANTZ Court:TCCA Attorneys: FOR THE APPELLANT: ROBERT G. WHEELER, JR. SunTrust Center, Suite 900 424 Church Street P.O. Box 198615 Nashville, TN 37219-8615 FOR THE APPELLEE: JOHN KNOX WALKUP Attorney General and Reporter KAREN M. YACUZZO Assistant Attorney General Cordell Hull Building, 2nd Floor 425 Fifth Avenue North Nashville, TN 37243-0493 TOM P. THOMPSON, JR. District Attorney General JOHN D. WOOTEN, JR. Assistant District Attorney General 203 Greentop Street P.O. Box 178 Hartsville, TN 37074-0178 Judge:RILEY First Paragraph: The defendant, David Krantz, appeals as of right his sentences based upon guilty pleas to various counts of aggravated burglary and theft over $1,000 in Trousdale, Macon, and Smith Counties. The sentences in the three (3) counties have been consolidated for appellate purposes. The defendant received an effective sentence of four (4) years with one (1) year to be served in the local jail and the remainder on probation. The defendant contends the trial court failed to apply a mitigating factor in sentencing him and erred in not granting total probation. Although we remand for the correction of the judgments, the trial court is affirmed in all other respects. URL:http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/krantzd_opn.WP6 STATE OF TENNESSEE vs. WILLIAM JETT, JR. Court:TCCA Attorneys: For Appellant: For Appellee: Terry J. Canady, Attorney John Knox Walkup 211 Printers Alley Building Attorney General and Reporter Suite 400 Nashville, TN 37201-1414 Marvin E. Clements, Jr. Assistant Attorney General Criminal Justice Division Cordell Hull Bldg, Second Floor 425 Fifth Avenue North Nashville, TN 37243-0493 S. Carran Daughtrey and Kymberly Haas Asst District Attorneys General 222 Second Avenue North Suite 500 Nashville, TN 37201 Judge:WADE First Paragraph: The defendant, William Jett, Jr., was convicted of Class C felony stalking. The trial court imposed a Range II, seven-year sentence which is to be served consecutively to a prior sentence he is serving as the result of a probation violation. In this appeal of right, the defendant challenges the sufficiency of the evidence, complains that the trial court erred by refusing to instruct the jury on the crime of harassment and argues that the jury was improperly informed of his prior conviction for stalking. We find no error and affirm the judgment of the trial court. URL:http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/jettwjr_opn.WP6 STATE OF TENNESSEE vs. CHARLES HARRILL Court:TCCA Attorneys: FOR THE APPELLANT: FOR THE APPELLEE: JULIE A. MARTIN JOHN KNOX WALKUP P.O. Box 426 Attorney General & Reporter Knoxville, TN 37901-0426 (On Appeal) GEORGIA BLYTHE FELNER Asst. Attorney General GERALD RUSSELL John Sevier Bldg. 117 E. Harper Ave. 425 Fifth Ave., North Maryville, TN 37801 Nashville, TN 37243-0493 (At Trial) MIKE FLYNN District Attorney General 363 Court St. Maryville, TN 37804 Judge:PEAY First Paragraph: The defendant was indicted for rape, a Class B felony. He pled guilty and after a hearing, was sentenced to eight years as a Range I standard offender in the Department of Correction. The defendant now appeals, arguing that the trial court should have granted him alternative sentencing. We affirm the defendant's sentence. URL:http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/harrillc_opn.WP6 STATE OF TENNESSEE vs. D'SHANNON H. GOINS Court:TCCA Attorneys: FOR THE APPELLANT: FOR THE APPELLEE: DEBORAH HUSKINS JOHN KNOX WALKUP Assistant Public Defender Attorney General & Reporter First Judicial District P.O. Box 996 ELIZABETH B. MARNEY Johnson City, TN 37605 Assistant Attorney General Criminal Justice Division 425 Fifth Ave. North Second Floor, Cordell Hull Bldg Nashville, TN 37243-0493 DAVID E. CROCKETT District Attorney General Rt. 19, Box 99 Johnson City, TN 37601 KENT GARLAND Asst District Attorney General P.O. Box 38 Jonesborough, TN 37659 Judge:WITT First Paragraph: The defendant, D'Shannon H. Goins, was convicted in a jury trial in the Washington County Criminal Court of simple assault, a Class A misdemeanor. The trial court sentenced him to serve eleven months and twenty-nine days with all but the first sixty days of the sentence to be served on probation. The jury assessed a fine of $2,500, and the trial court ordered the defendant to pay one hundred dollars per month toward the court costs and as restitution to the victim. In addition, the defendant must spend ten days performing community service. In this direct appeal, the defendant does not challenge the validity of his convictions. He contends that the trial court should have suspended his entire sentence and that two of the probationary conditions imposed by the trial court are unreasonable and unrelated to the purposes of sentencing. URL:http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/goinsd_opn.WP6 STATE OF TENNESSEE vs. VELMA JEAN FREEMAN Court:TCCA Attorneys: FOR THE APPELLEE: FOR THE APPELLANT: RICHARD A. SPIVEY JOHN KNOX WALKUP 142 Cherokee Street Attorney General and Reporter Kingsport, TN 37660 TODD R. KELLEY Assistant Attorney General 425 5th Avenue North Nashville, TN 37243 GREELEY WELLS District Attorney General JOSEPH EUGENE PERRIN Assistant District Attorney General Sullivan County Justice Center Blountville, TN 37617 Judge:WELLES First Paragraph: This is an interlocutory appeal pursuant to Rule 9 of the Tennessee Rules of Appellate Procedure. The State of Tennessee appeals from the trial court's determination that the District Attorney General abused his discretion by denying pretrial diversion. We affirm the judgment of the trial court. URL:http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/freemavj_opn.WP6 IN RE: INTERNATIONAL FIDELITY INSURANCE COMPANY Court:TCCA Attorneys: FOR THE APPELLANT: FOR THE APPELLEE: JOHN K. KING JOHN KNOX WALKUP ALAN M. PARKER Attorney General and Reporter P. O. BOX 2425 Knoxville, TN 38901 MICHAEL J. FAHEY, II Assistant Attorney General 450 James Robertson Parkway Nashville, TN 37243-0493 CHARLES E. HAWK District Attorney General FRANK A. HARVEY Assistant District Attorney General P. O. BOX 703 Kingston, TN 37763-0703 Judge:CRAFT First Paragraph: International Fidelity Insurance Company appeals as of right the entry of an order summarily denying it permission to underwrite bail bonds in Loudon County due to its failure to deposit funds with the Loudon County Court Clerk pursuant to a local rule of court. Appellant presents two issues for our review: (1) whether the State Commissioner of the Department of Commerce and Insurance is mandated by statute to be the regulating authority of insurance companies doing business in Tennessee, thus preempting the authority of the local courts, and (2) whether a local court has the authority to require additional local cash deposits over and above the $100,000 required by statute to be made to the state, even though the insurance company is found to be solvent and otherwise qualified by the State Commissioner of the Department of Commerce and Insurance to do business in the courts of this state. For the reasons stated in this opinion, we set aside the order of the trial court denying the petition and remand this cause for a hearing on the merits. URL:http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/fidelity_opn.WP6 JONATHAN ELLIS vs. HOWARD CARLTON, WARDEN, STATE OF TENNESSEE Court:TCCA Attorneys: FOR THE APPELLANT: FOR THE APPELLEE: JONATHAN ELLIS, PRO SE JOHN KNOX WALKUP P.O. Box 5000 Attorney General and Reporter Mountain City, TN 37683-5000 ELLEN H. POLLACK Assistant Attorney General 425 Fifth Avenue North Nashville, TN 37243 Judge:WELLES First Paragraph: The Defendant, Jonathan Ellis, appeals as of right from the dismissal of his petition for habeas corpus relief. The Defendant is an inmate in the custody of the Department of Correction. According to his petition, on May 10, 1994, he pleaded guilty to and was convicted of thirteen counts of aggravated rape and was sentenced to concurrent terms of twenty-five years for each conviction. On July 25, 1997, the Defendant filed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus alleging that the Criminal Court of Sullivan County, in which he pleaded guilty, did not have jurisdiction to convict him of these offenses because the crimes were actually committed in Hawkins County rather than Sullivan County. The trial court summarily dismissed the petition, concluding that the allegation of lack of venue did not provide the Defendant grounds for habeas corpus relief. We affirm the judgment of the trial court. URL:http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/ellisjon_opn.WP6 STATE OF TENNESSEE vs. DAVID C. DOYAL Court:TCCA Attorneys: FOR THE APPELLANT: FOR THE APPELLEE: JOHN KNOX WALKUP DONALD R. COFFEY Attorney General & Reporter Attorney at Law 625 S. Gay St. TODD R. KELLEY Knoxville, TN 37902 Asst. Attorney General 425 Fifth Ave. N., 2d Floor Nashville, TN 37243-0493 RANDALL E. NICHOLS District Attorney General SCOTT GREEN Asst. District Attorney General City-County Building Knoxville, TN 37902 Judge:WITT First Paragraph: The State of Tennessee appeals the trial court's suppression of evidence pertaining to a University of Tennessee security officer's off-campus, warrantless arrest of the defendant. The trial court suppressed the evidence based upon its conclusion that the officer was without lawful authority to effectuate the arrest under the circumstances of the case. The sole issue in this appeal is whether the trial court was correct in this conclusion. Having reviewed the record, briefs, and arguments of the parties, we find merit in the state's argument, reverse the trial court's suppression ruling, and remand this matter for further proceedings. URL:http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/doyaldc_opn.WP6 MAURICE DEWAYNE DAVIS vs. STATE OF TENNESSEE Court:TCCA Attorneys: For the Appellant: For the Appellee: Thomas Trevathan John Knox Walkup 6208 Baum Drive Attorney General of Tennessee Knoxville, TN 37919 and Janis L. Turner Asst Attorney General of TN 425 Fifth Avenue North Nashville, TN 37243-0493 Randall E. Nichols District Attorney General and Fred Bright Asst District Attorney General City-County Building Knoxville, TN 37902 Judge:Tipton First Paragraph: The petitioner, Maurice Dewayne Davis, appeals as of right from the judgment of the Knox County Criminal Court denying him post-conviction relief from his 1993 conviction for second degree murder that resulted in a twenty-five-year sentence in the Department of Correction. The petitioner contends that he entered an involuntary and unknowing guilty plea through the ineffective assistance of counsel. URL:http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/davismd_opn.WP6 STATE OF TENNESSEE vs. BOBBY W. CANTER Court:TCCA Attorneys: For the Appellant: For the Appellee: Stephen M. Wallace John Knox Walkup District Public Defender Attorney General of Tennessee and and Gale K. Flanary Clinton J. Morgan Assistant Public Defender Asst Attorney General of TN P.O. Box 839 425 Fifth Avenue North Blountville, TN 37617 Nashville, TN 37243-0493 H. Greeley Wells, Jr. District Attorney General and Teresa Murray Smith Greg Newman Asst District Attorneys General P.O. Box 526 Blountville, TN 37617 Judge:Tipton First Paragraph: The defendant, Bobby W. Canter, appeals as of right from the denial of probation by the Sullivan County Criminal Court. Pursuant to a plea agreement, the defendant pled guilty to the attempt to commit aggravated sexual battery, a Class C felony, and was sentenced to eight years in the Department of Correction as a Range II, multiple offender. We affirm the trial court. URL:http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/canterbw_opn.WP6 STATE OF TENNESSEE vs. JOSEPH J. BROOKS Court:TCCA Attorneys: FOR THE APPELLANT: FOR THE APPELLEE: NANCY MEYER JOHN KNOX WALKUP Office of the Public Defender Attorney General and Reporter 101 South Main Street Suite 450 MARVIN E. CLEMENTS, JR. Clinton, TN 37716 Assistant Attorney General 425 Fifth Avenue North Nashville, TN 37243-0493 JAMES N. RAMSEY District Attorney General JAN HICKS Assistant District Attorney 127 Anderson County Courthouse Clinton, TN 37716 Judge:SMITH First Paragraph: An Anderson County grand jury indicted Appellant on three counts of rape of a child and three counts of incest, alleging sexual penetration of MT, Appellant's step-daughter. On August 19, 1996, Appellant entered a plea of nolo contendere to the reduced charge of three counts of simple rape, for an agreed sentence of eight years on each count, with the sentences to be run concurrently. The trial court conducted a probation hearing on February 7, 1997, after which the trial court denied probation and ordered Appellant to serve his sentence in the Tennessee Department of Correction. Appellant appeals from this denial of probation. URL:http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/brookjos_opn.WP6 STATE OF TENNESSEE vs. TRELVER BRADLEY Court:TCCA Attorneys: For Appellant: For Appellee: Jerry Hoffer, Attorney John Knox Walkup 275 North Ocoee Street Attorney General and Reporter Suite C Cleveland, TN 37311 Clinton J. Morgan Counsel for the State 425 Fifth Avenue North Second Floor, Cordell Hull Bldg Nashville, TN 37243-0493 Steve Ward Asst District Attorney General Tenth Judicial District P.O. Box 647 Athens, TN 37303-0647 Judge:WADE First Paragraph: The defendant, Trelver Bradley, indicted for first degree murder, was found guilty of reckless homicide. The trial court imposed a Range I sentence of four years. The defendant was fined $5,000.00. In this appeal of right, the defendant complains that the trial court improperly instructed the jury. We find no error and affirm the judgment. URL:http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/bradleyt_opn.WP6Feel free to forward this Opinion-Flash on to any attorney you know of with an internet address, who is not a TBALink member. To Join TBALink - Http://www.tba.org/join.html/
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