STATE OF TENNESSEE v. LEDARREN S. HAWKINS - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Feb 21, 2012

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1: Joseph McClusky, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, LeDarren S. Hawkins.

Attorneys 2: Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Sophia S. Lee, Assistant Attorney General; James G. Woodall, District Attorney General; Jody S. Pickens, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WEDEMEYER

A Madison County jury convicted the Defendant, LeDarren S. Hawkins, of first degree murder and tampering with evidence, and the trial court sentenced him to serve an effective life sentence in the Tennessee Department of Correction. On appeal, the Defendant contends that the evidence is insufficient to support his convictions and that the trial court refused to instruct the jury regarding the defense of a third person as an affirmative defense. After a thorough review of the record and the applicable law, we affirm the trial court’s judgments.

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