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TODAY'S OPINIONS: Tuesday, September 27, 2005
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STATE OF TENNESSEE v. JEFFREY HOPKINS

Court: TCCA

Attorneys:

Gary F. Antrican, District Public Defender; and David S. Stockton, Assistant Public Defender,for the Appellant, Jeffrey Hopkins.

Paul G. Summers, Attorney General & Reporter; Seth P. Kestner, Assistant Attorney General;Elizabeth T. Rice, District Attorney General; and Walter Freeland and Colin Campbell, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: WITT

The defendant, Jeffery Allen Hopkins, appeals his Tipton County convictions of first degreefelony murder and especially aggravated robbery, arising from the December 20, 2003 shooting death of Ricky Lumpkin. The defendant received a sentence of life imprisonment with thepossibility of parole for the felony murder conviction and 20 years for the especially aggravated robbery conviction. On appeal, the defendant contests the sufficiency of the evidence to supportthese convictions. Unpersuaded that the stateās evidence was legally insufficient, we affirm the trial courtās judgments.

http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/2005/hopkinsj92705.pdf


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