Opinion Flash

March 6, 2003
Volume 9 — Number 040

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01 New Opinion(s) from the Tennessee Supreme Court
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ABU-ALI ABDUR'RAHMAN v. STATE OF TENNESSEE

Court:TSC

ORDER SETTING EXECUTION DATE

http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TSC/setdate.wpd

STATE OF TENNESSEE v. CARLOS MONTES WATERS and LARAIEL J. WINTON

Court:TCCA

Attorneys:  

Brandt Davis, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Carlos Montes
Waters.

Leslie Jeffress, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellant, LaRaiel J.
Winton.

Paul G. Summers, Attorney General and Reporter; Thomas E. Williams,
III, Assistant Attorney General; Randall Eugene Nichols, District
Attorney General; and Robert L. Jolley and Paula Ham, Assistant
District Attorneys General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: WILLIAMS

First Paragraph:

The defendants appeal their convictions for especially aggravated
kidnapping and attempted aggravated robbery, as well as their
twenty-five-year sentences.  They claim there was insufficient
evidence to support their convictions for kidnapping, the statutes
upon which they were convicted are unconstitutional, they were denied
a speedy trial, their trial counsel was ineffective, and their
sentences are excessive.  Winton contends that he had a plea agreement
with the State and the prosecution committed prosecutorial misconduct
by changing the terms of that agreement. After careful review, we
affirm the judgments of the trial court.

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

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