STATE OF TENNESSEE v. DESHAUN EMMANUEL BROWN AND JEROME CARDELL HOLT - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Dec 11, 2012

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

David M. Hopkins, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Deshaun Emmanuel Brown.

Attorneys 2:

David A. Collins, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Jerome Cardell Holt.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Jeffrey D. Zentner, Assistant Attorney General; Victor S. Johnson, III, District Attorney General; and Ben Ford, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): OGLE

The appellants, Deshaun Emmanuel Brown and Jerome Cardell Holt, pled guilty in the Davidson County Criminal Court to ten counts of aggravated rape, two counts of aggravated robbery, one count of especially aggravated kidnapping, and one count of reckless endangerment. The trial court sentenced Appellant Brown to a total effective sentence of 60 years and Appellant Holt to a total effective sentence of 72 years in the Tennessee Department of Correction. On appeal, the appellants challenge the sentences imposed by the trial court. Upon review, we affirm the judgments of the trial court; however, we must remand for entry of corrected judgments for the aggravated rape convictions to reflect that each appellant is a multiple rapist rather than a violent offender as indicated on the judgments.

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