STATE OF TENNESSEE v. STEVEN SHANE NEBLETT - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Oct 9, 2012

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Olin J. Baker, Charlotte, Tennessee, for the appellant, Steven Shane Neblett.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Benjamin A. Ball, Assistant Attorney General; Dan M. Alsobrooks, District Attorney General, and Billy Henry Miller, Jr., Assistant District Attorney General for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WEDEMEYER

A Dickson County jury convicted the Defendant, Steven Shane Neblett, of aggravated assault, and the trial court sentenced him to three years, to be suspended after the service of one year of incarceration. On appeal, the Defendant contends that: (1) the evidence is insufficient to sustain his conviction, in part, because the State failed to prove that he did not act in self-defense; (2) the trial court offered the jury vague and inappropriate jury instructions; and (3) the trial court erred when it sentenced him by not applying applicable mitigating factors and by imposing an excessive sentence. After a thorough review of the record and relevant authorities, we affirm the trial court’s judgment.

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