STATE OF TENNESSEE v. CHARLES HAMPTON and DEANTHONY PERRY - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jun 27, 2014

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Paul Springer, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, Charles Hampton; Juni Ganguli (at trial) and James E. Thomas (on appeal), Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, Deanthony Perry.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Rachel E. Willis, Senior Counsel; Amy P. Weirich, District Attorney General; and Colin A. Campbell and Neal Oldham, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): GLENN

The defendants, Charles Hampton and Deanthony Perry, were convicted by a Shelby County Criminal Court jury of first degree premeditated murder and sentenced to life imprisonment. In this consolidated appeal, Defendant Perry argues that the trial court committed plain error by failing to instruct the jury that Ladarrius Borrum was an accomplice as a matter of law and that the evidence presented at trial is insufficient to sustain his conviction for first degree murder. Defendant Hampton argues that the trial court erred in denying his right to compulsory process and excluding relevant evidence, as well as challenges the sufficiency of the evidence convicting him of first degree murder. After review, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.

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