STATE OF TENNESSEE v. RANDELL MURPHY - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on May 11, 2012

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Sheila B. Stevenson, Jackson, Tennessee, for the appellant, Randell Murphy.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Sophia S. Lee, Assistant Attorney General; Jerry Woodall, District Attorney General; and Shaun Brown, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WITT

The defendant, Randell Murphy, appeals from his Madison County Circuit Court guiltypleaded convictions of burglary of an automobile; theft of property valued at $10,000 or more but less than $60,000; vandalism of property valued at $500 or more but less than $1,000; possession of burglary tools; and criminal impersonation. The defendant received an effective sentence of 21 and one-half years. In this appeal, he contends that the trial court erred by rejecting his plea agreement with the State, by denying his motion to withdraw his guilty pleas, and by imposing an excessive sentence. Discerning no error, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.

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