STATE OF TENNESSEE v. MICHAEL DAVID FIELDS - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jul 11, 2013

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Stephen M. Wallace, Blountville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Michael David Fields.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Renee W. Turner, Senior Counsel, Criminal Justice Division; Barry P. Staubus, District Attorney General; and Teresa Ann Nelson and Amber D. Massengill, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WEDEMEYER

A Sullivan County jury found the Defendant, Michael David Fields, guilty of reckless homicide, felony murder, especially aggravated robbery, and two counts of especially aggravated burglary. The trial court merged the reckless homicide conviction with the felony murder conviction and imposed a mandatory life sentence for felony murder. The Defendant appeals, claiming he was denied his right to a speedy trial. After a thorough review of the record and relevant law, we conclude that the trial court properly found there was no violation of the Defendant’s right to a speedy trial. Accordingly, the judgments of the trial court are affirmed.

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