Opinion Flash

October 25, 2002
Volume 8 — Number 189

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00 New Opinion(s) from the Tennessee Supreme Court
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	STATE OF TENNESSEE v. REBECCA DAWN PERKINS

Court:TCCA

Attorneys:

Charles Deas, Maryville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Rebecca Dawn
Perkins.

Paul G. Summers, Attorney General and Reporter; Angele M. Gregory,
Assistant Attorney General; Michael L. Flynn, District Attorney
General; and John Anderson Bobo, Jr., Assistant District Attorney
General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.
 
Judge: WEDEMEYER

First Paragraph:

The Blount County Grand Jury indicted the Defendant for second degree
murder, and following a trial, a Blount County jury convicted the
Defendant of reckless homicide.  The trial court sentenced the
Defendant as a Range I, standard offender to four years for the crime
and ordered that she serve her entire sentence in confinement.  In
this appeal as of right, the Defendant argues that she was improperly
sentenced.  Specifically, she contests the length of her sentence, and
she contends that she should have been granted some form of
alternative sentencing.  Having reviewed the record, we conclude that
the trial court did not err in sentencing the Defendant, and we
therefore affirm the sentence imposed.

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

Authority to Hire Attorney

Date: October 17, 2002

Opinion Number: 02-115                       

http://www.tba.org/tba_files/AG/2002/OP115.pdf

Madison County Constables - Searches Incident to Arrest - Domestic
Abuse

Date: October 18, 2002

Opinion Number: 02-116                          

http://www.tba.org/tba_files/AG/2002/OP116.pdf

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