STATE OF TENNESSEE v. RODNEY DEWAYNE BURTON - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jun 28, 2013

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Roger Eric Nell, District Public Defender; and Charles S. Bloodworth, Assistant District Public Defender, Clarksville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Rodney Dewayne Burton.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Benjamin A. Ball, Assistant Attorney General; John Wesley Carney, Jr., District Attorney General; and Kimberly Lund, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

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Pursuant to a plea agreement, appellant, Rodney Dewayne Burton, entered a “no contest” plea for criminally negligent homicide, a Class E felony, with sentencing to be determined by the trial court. Following a sentencing hearing, the trial court sentenced appellant to two years, suspended the sentence, and placed appellant on probation. On appeal, appellant contends that the trial court misapplied an enhancement factor when determining his sentence and asks that this court reduce his sentence to a one-year suspended sentence. Following our review, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.

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