MONICA MCPEEK, ET AL. v. MELINDA S. LOCKHART
Thomas C. Jessee, Johnson City, Tennessee, and Thomas Dossett,
Kingsport, Tennessee, for the Appellants, Monica McPeek and Eldridge
Leslie T. Ridings, Kingsport, Tennessee, for the Appellee, Melinda S.
Monica McPeek and Melinda S. Lockhart ("Defendant") were involved in
an automobile accident. Monica McPeek and her husband, Eldridge
McPeek, ("Plaintiffs" or "Ms. McPeek" and "Mr. McPeek" respectively)
sued Defendant. The case was tried and the jury found Ms. McPeek to
be 40% at fault for the accident and Defendant 60% at fault and
awarded Ms. McPeek damages of $4,000 and Mr. McPeek zero damages.
Plaintiffs appeal claiming the Trial Court erred in refusing to grant
an additur or a new trial after the jury refused to award loss of
consortium damages to Mr. McPeek and that the Trial Court erred by
allowing the introduction of certain of Ms. McPeek's medical records.
STATE OF TENNESSEE v. CARRIE ANN BREWSTER and WILLIAM JUSTIN BREWSTER
Russell T. Greene, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the Appellant, Carrie Ann
Brewster; and Bruce E. Poston, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the
Appellant, William Justin Brewster.
Paul G. Summers, Attorney General & Reporter; J. Ross Dyer, Assistant
Attorney General; Randall E. Nichols, District Attorney General; and
Leslie Nassios, Assistant District Attorney General, for the Appellee,
State of Tennessee.
The defendants, Carrie Ann Brewster and William Justin Brewster,
appeal from their Knox County Criminal Court jury convictions of
first degree felony murder, facilitation of first degree premeditated
murder, especially aggravated robbery, and especially aggravated
burglary. On appeal, the defendants claim that the convicting
evidence was insufficient to support the convictions and that the
trial court erred in denying the defendants' motions to suppress their
pretrial confessions. Because the record supports the convictions and
the trial court's ruling on the pretrial motions to suppress, we
STATE OF TENNESSEE v. KEVIN DEWITT FORD AND CLIFFORD SYLVESTER WRIGHT
Peter J. Strianse, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Keven
Michael H. Sneed (at trial and on appeal) and Ron Munkeboe (at trial),
Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Clifford Sylvester Wright.
Paul G. Summers, Attorney General and Reporter; Elizabeth B. Marney,
Assistant Attorney General; Victor S. Johnson, III, District Attorney
General; and Sharon Brox and James Todd, Assistant District Attorneys
General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.
The appellants, Kevin Dewitt Ford and Clifford Sylvester Wright, each
pled guilty in the Davidson County Criminal Court to multiple counts
of aggravated robbery. Appellant Ford received a total effective
sentence of fifty years incarceration in the Tennessee Department of
Correction. Appellant Wright received a total effective sentence of
forty-five years incarceration. As a condition of their pleas, the
appellants attempted to reserve certified questions of law concerning
the trial court's ruling on their motions to suppress. Upon review of
the record and the parties' briefs, we conclude that Appellant Wright
failed to properly reserve a certified question of law. Additionally,
we conclude that the trial court properly denied Appellant Ford's
motions to suppress. Therefore, we affirm the judgments of the trial
STATE OF TENNESSEE v. STEVEN NELORN HAMPTON, JR.
John H. Richardson, Jr., Fayetteville, Tennessee, for the appellant,
Steven Nelorn Hampton, Jr.
Paul G. Summers, Attorney General and Reporter; Preston Shipp,
Assistant Attorney General; William Michael McCown, District Attorney
General; and Weakley E. Barnard, Assistant District Attorney General,
for the appellee, the State of Tennessee.
Following a jury trial, Defendant, Steven Nelorn Hampton, Jr., was
found guilty in count one of especially aggravated robbery, a Class A
felony, and in count two of burglary of an automobile, a Class E
felony. The trial court sentenced Defendant to concurrent sentences
of twenty years for the especially aggravated robbery conviction and
one year for the burglary conviction. Following a hearing on
Defendant's motion for new trial, the trial court, acting in its
capacity as thirteenth juror, found that the jury's verdict of guilty
on the automobile burglary charge was contrary to the weight of the
evidence and set aside Defendant's conviction for this offense. The
trial court denied Defendant's motion for a new trial on the
especially aggravated robbery conviction. On appeal, Defendant
challenges the sufficiency of the evidence supporting his conviction
of especially aggravated robbery and the length of his sentence.
After a review of the record in this matter, we affirm the judgment of
the trial court.
ROBERT LEDFORD v. STATE OF TENNESSEE
D. Marty Lasley, Chattanooga, Tennessee, for the appellant, Robert
Paul G. Summers, Attorney General & Reporter; Michelle Chapman
McIntire, Assistant Attorney General; and Jason Thomas, Assistant
District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.
The petitioner, Robert Ledford, appeals the trial court's denial of
post-conviction relief. The single issue presented for review is
whether the petitioner was denied the effective assistance of counsel
incident to his guilty pleas for second degree murder, aggravated
robbery, especially aggravated kidnaping and theft. The judgment of
the trial court is affirmed.