STATE OF TENNESSEE v. DON MAURICE TAYLOR - Articles

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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Aug 13, 2013

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

C. Mark Donahoe, Jackson, Tennessee, for the appellant, Don Maurice Taylor.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Clarence E. Lutz, Assistant Attorney General; and Garry G. Brown, District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): OGLE

The appellant, Don Maurice Taylor, pled guilty in the Gibson County Circuit Court to one count of second degree murder and two counts of aggravated assault. After a sentencing hearing, the trial court sentenced him to concurrent sentences of twenty-five years for the murder conviction, a Class A felony, and six years for each aggravated robbery conviction, a Class C felony. On appeal, the Petitioner contends that his effective twenty-five-year sentence is excessive because the trial court misapplied enhancement factors and failed to apply certain mitigating factors. Based upon the oral arguments, the record, and the parties’ briefs, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.

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