July 07, 1999
Volume 5 -- Number 094

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STATE OF TENNESSEE
VS.
JAMES E. GAYLES

Court:TCCA

Attorneys:                          
FOR THE APPELLANT:              FOR THE APPELLEE:

DONALD E. SPURRELL              JOHN KNOX WALKUP
128 East Market Street          Attorney General and Reporter
Johnson City, TN  37604
                                ERIK W. DAAB
                                Assistant Attorney General
                                425 Fifth Avenue North
                                Nashville, TN  37243

                                DAVID CROCKETT
                                District Attorney General
        
                                JOE CRUMLEY
                                KENT GARLAND
                                Assistant District Attorneys
                                First Judicial District
                                Jonesborough, TN  37659
                        
Judge:SMITH

First Paragraph:

On July 7, 1993, Appellant James E. Gayles was charged with one count of
first degree murder.  After a jury trial on February 6-7, 1995,
Appellant was convicted of first degree murder and was sentenced to life
imprisonment.  Appellant challenges his conviction, raising the
following issues: 

1) whether the evidence was sufficient to support his conviction; and
2) whether the State improperly failed to disclose a leniency agreement
it had with one of its witnesses. 

After a review of the record, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.

http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/Gaylejam_opn.WP6



STATE OF TENNESSEE VS. MICHAEL D. HAWKINS Court:TCCA Attorneys: For the Appellant: For the Appellee: Mack Garner Paul G. Summers District Public Defender Attorney General and Reporter Natalee S. Hurley Asst. District Public Defender 419 High Street Maryville, TN 37804 Georgia Blythe Felner Assistant Attorney General (AT TRIAL) Criminal Justice Division 425 Fifth Avenue North 2d Floor, Cordell Hull Building Gerald L. Bulley, Jr. Nashville, TN 37243-0493 Contract Appellate Defender P. O. Box 1708 Knoxville, TN 37901-1708 C. Berkeley Bell, Jr. District Attorney General (ON APPEAL) Edward P. Bailey, Jr. Asst. District Attorney General 363 Court Street Maryville, TN 37804 Judge:HAYES First Paragraph: The appellant, Michael D. Hawkins, appeals as of right from the trial court's revocation of his suspended sentence. Following a hearing, the trial court found that the appellant had violated conditions of his probation and ordered execution of the entire sentence as originally entered. On appeal, the appellant contends that the trial court should have granted intensive probation or an alternative sentence, specifically Community Corrections. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/Hawkinsm_opn.WP6

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