February 16, 2000
Volume 6 -- Number 024

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Lucian T. Pera
Editor-in-Chief, TBALink

						
STATE OF TENNESSEE
VS.
EMIT KEITH CODY

WITH CONCURRING OPINION

Court:TCCA

Attorneys:  

FOR THE APPELLANT:          FOR THE APPELLEE:

SUSANNA THOMAS              PAUL G. SUMMERS
Assistant Public Defender   Attorney General and Reporter
102 Mims Avenue
Newport, TN 37821-3614      MARVIN S. BLAIR, JR.
                            Assistant Attorney General
                            425 Fifth Avenue North
                            Nashville, TN 37243

                            AL SCHMUTZER, JR.
                            District Attorney General

                            JAMES B. DUNN
                            Assistant District Attorney General
                            339 East Main Street
                            Newport, TN 37821                        

Judge: WELLES

First Paragraph:

The Defendant, Emit Keith Cody, was indicted for both premeditated
first degree murder and felony murder by a Cocke County Grand Jury and
was later found guilty by jury on both counts.  He was sentenced to
life on both counts, with the sentences to be served concurrently.  In
this appeal as of right, the Defendant raises the following three
issues: (1) whether the evidence was sufficient to support the
verdict; (2) whether the trial court erred in disallowing the claim of
marital privilege by Eugenia Buttry; and (3) whether the District
Attorney General failed to provide pretrial discovery information of
promises of immunity, preferential treatment, and leniency to a State
witness.  Because we find plain error when Eugenia Buttry's prior
inconsistent statement was improperly admitted as substantive
evidence, we must reverse the Defendant's convictions and remand for a
new trial.

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

CONCURRING OPINION:
http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/CodyEK_con.wpd



STATE OF TENNESSEE VS. TAMBORA N. SIMMONS Court:TCCA Attorneys: FOR THE APPELLANT: FOR THE APPELLEE: MARK E. STEPHENS PAUL G. SUMMERS District Public Defender Attorney General and Reporter JIM OWEN (at trial) CLINTON J. MORGAN Assistant Public Defender Assistant Attorney General 1209 Euclid Avenue 425 Fifth Avenue North Knoxville, TN 37921 Nashville, TN 37243 PAULA VOSS (on appeal) RANDALL E. NICHOLS 1209 Euclid Avenue District Attorney General Knoxville, TN 37921 LELAND PRICE Asst District Attorney General City-County Building Knoxville, TN 37902 Judge: WELLES First Paragraph: The Defendant, Tambora N. Simmons, appeals as of right his conviction pursuant to a jury verdict of one count of delivery of a schedule III controlled substance, codeine. He argues that the trial court erred in denying his motion to dismiss on speedy trial grounds and in failing to instruct the jury on the lesser included offense of simple possession. We find no error and affirm the judgment of the trial court. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/simmonstn.wpd

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