January 12, 2000
Volume 6 -- Number 005

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00 New Opinion(s) from the Tennessee Supreme Court
00 New Opinion(s) from the Tennessee Supreme Court Workers' Compensation Panel
00 New Document(s) or Proposed Rule(s) from the Tennessee Supreme Court
00 New Opinion(s) from the Tennessee Court of Appeals
03 New Opinion(s) from the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals
00 New Judicial Ethics Opinion(s)
00 New Formal Ethics Opinion(s) from the Board of Professional Responsibility
 

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Lucian T. Pera
Editor-in-Chief, TBALink

						
STATE OF TENNESSEE
VS.
CONNIE L. ARNOLD

Court:TCCA

Attorneys:    

For the Appellant:          For the Appellee:

Bob McD. Green              Paul G. Summers             
Post Office Box 28          Attorney General of Tennessee
Johnson City, TN 37605              and
                            Marvin S. Blair, Jr.
                            Assistant Attorney General of Tennessee                     
                            425 Fifth Avenue North  
                            Nashville, TN 37243

                            Joe C. Crumley, Jr.
                            District Attorney General
                                and
                            Lisa D. Rice
                            Assistant District Attorney General
                            144 Alf Taylor Road
                            Johnson City, TN 37601                      

Judge:  TIPTON

First Paragraph:

The defendant, Connie L. Arnold, appeals as of right his convictions
by a jury in the Carter County Criminal Court for child rape, a Class
A felony, and especially aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor, a
Class B felony.  The trial court sentenced the defendant as a Range I,
standard offender to consecutive sentences of twenty-five years and
twelve years, respectively, to be served in the custody of the
Department of Correction.

http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/ArnoldConnieLee.wpd



STATE OF TENNESSEE VS. LACONIA LAMAR BOWERS Court:TCCA Attorneys: For the Appellant: For the Appellee: William C. Talman Paul G. Summers Attorney for Appellant Attorney General and Reporter P. O. Box 506 Knoxville, TN 37901-0506 Elizabeth B. Marney Assistant Attorney General Criminal Justice Division 425 Fifth Avenue North 2d Floor, Cordell Hull Building Nashville, TN 37243-0493 Randall E. Nichols District Attorney General Sally Jo Helm Asst. District Attorney General City-County Building Knoxville, TN 37902 Judge: HAYES First Paragraph: The appellant, Laconia Lamar Bowers, appeals his conviction by a Knox County jury finding him guilty of second degree murder. The trial court imposed a sentence of twenty-four years to be served in the Department of Correction. The appellant raises three issues on appeal: (1) whether second degree murder is a lesser included offense or a lesser grade offense of felony murder; (2) the sufficiency of the evidence for second degree murder; and (3) the "excessive" sentence. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/BowersLL.wpd
DEXTER L. WILLIAMS VS. STATE OF TENNESSEE, Court:TCCA Attorneys: For the Appellant: For the Appellee: Dexter L. Williams, Pro Se Paul G. Summers N.E.C.C. Attorney General of Tennessee Post Office Box 5000 and Mountain City, TN 37883-5000 Clinton J. Morgan Assistant Attorney General 425 Fifth Avenue North Nashville, TN 37243 Michael L. Flynn District Attorney General and Edward P. Bailey, Jr. Assistant District Attorney General 942 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway Maryville, TN 37804 Judge: TIPTON First Paragraph: The petitioner, Dexter L. Williams, appeals as of right from the Blount County Criminal Court's dismissal of his petition for post-conviction relief from his 1993 first degree murder conviction and resulting life sentence. See State v. Dexter Lee Williams, No. 03C01-9312-CR-00390, Blount County (Tenn. Crim. App. Jan. 9, 1995), app. dismissed (Tenn. Feb. 5, 1996). The petitioner contends that the trial court erred in summarily dismissing his petition without affording him a full and meaningful hearing on the evidence he presented. We reverse the trial court and remand the case. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/WilliamsDexterL.wpd

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