STATE OF TENNESSEE v. MICKEY LEE WILLIAMS - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Feb 4, 2014

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Heather N. McCoy, Sevierville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Mickey Lee Williams.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Tracy L. Bradshaw, Assistant Attorney General; James B. Dunn, District Attorney General; and Charles L. Murphy, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): PAGE

This case is before this court on a delayed appeal of appellant’s 2004 convictions for second degree murder and arson. Appellant received an effective sentence of twenty-four years. Appellant now argues that the trial court erred by (1) allowing a witness to testify about appellant’s propensity for violence during the State’s case-in-chief; (2) allowing the testimony of a witness when appellant did not have notice of her testimony until two days before the trial; (3) incorrectly instructing the jury on self-defense; and (4) ruling that a defense witness’s testimony was irrelevant. Following our review, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.

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