STATE OF TENNESSEE v. COLTON D. WHITELOW - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jun 27, 2013

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Danny H. Goodman, Jr., Tiptonville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Colton D. Whitelow.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Sophia S. Lee, Senior Counsel; and C. Phillip Bivens, District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): THOMAS

The Defendant, Colton D. Whitelow, was indicted for first degree premeditated murder, first degree felony murder, and aggravated assault. Following a jury trial, the Defendant was convicted of the lesser included offenses of voluntary manslaughter and reckless homicide and acquitted of the aggravated assault charge. See Tenn. Code Ann. §§ 39-13-211, -215. The trial court sentenced the Defendant to an effective ten-year sentence. In this appeal as of right, the Defendant contends (1) that the length of his sentences were excessive; and (2) that the trial court erred in imposing consecutive sentences. Following our review, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.

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