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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Feb 6, 2013

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Juni S. Ganguli, Memphis, Tennessee (on appeal); and Arthur E. Horne and Murray B. Wells, Memphis, Tennessee (at trial), for the appellant, Eddie Hoof.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Cameron L. Hyder, Assistant Attorney General; Amy P. Weirich, District Attorney General; and Jeff Jones and Carla L. Taylor, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

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A Shelby County grand jury indicted appellant, Eddie Hoof, for first degree premeditated murder, first degree felony murder, attempted first degree murder, and especially aggravated burglary. A jury found him guilty of two counts of second degree murder, one count of attempted first degree murder, and one count of especially aggravated burglary. The trial court merged the two convictions of second degree murder and sentenced appellant to an effective sentence of fifty-seven years in the Tennessee Department of Correction. On appeal, he challenges the sufficiency of the convicting evidence and the trial court’s imposition of consecutive sentences. Following our review, we affirm the judgments of the trial court. However, we remand the case to the trial court for correction of the judgment form for especially aggravated burglary to reflect a consecutive sentence.