STATE OF TENNESSEE v. TERESA TURNER - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jan 29, 2014

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Gayla C. Hendrix, Smithville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Teresa Lynn Turner.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Rachel West Harmon and Leslie Price, Senior Counsels; Randy York, District Attorney General; and Phillip Hatch, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WEDEMEYER

The Defendant, Teresa Turner, pled guilty to reckless homicide, a Class D felony. The trial court sentenced the Defendant as a standard offender to three years with six months of the sentence to be served in confinement and the remainder of the sentence on supervised probation. The Defendant appeals, claiming that the trial court abused its discretion when it: (1) denied judicial diversion; (2) misapplied enhancement factors; and (3) ordered a sentence involving split confinement. After a thorough review of the record and applicable law, we reverse the judgment of the trial court.

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