STATE OF TENNESSEE v. JOHN ALLEN HESSMER - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Mar 28, 2013

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Comer L. Donnell, District Public Defender; and William K. Cather, Assistant Public Defender, for the appellant, John Allen Hessmer.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Jennifer L. Smith, Associate Deputy Attorney General; Tom P. Thompson, Jr., District Attorney General; and Brian W. Fuller, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): TIPTON

The Defendant, John Allen Hessmer, appeals pursuant to Rule 9 of the Tennessee Rules of Appellate Procedure. The trial court denied the Defendant’s request to proceed pro se during his pretrial hearings on the charges of aggravated burglary, arson of a structure, arson of personal property or real estate, harassment, and stalking. We reverse the judgment of the trial court and remand the case to the Criminal Court for Wilson County.

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