STATE OF TENNESSEE v. MICHAEL KENT WALKER - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Aug 5, 2014

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

John Philip Parsons, Cookeville, Tennessee for the Appellant, Michael Kent Walker.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Clark B. Thornton, Senior Counsel; Randy York, District Attorney General; and Anthony Craighead, Assistant District Attorney General for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WEDEMEYER

Pursuant to a plea agreement, the Defendant, Michael Kent Walker, pleaded guilty to selling Schedule I and Schedule II controlled substances in a drug-free zone. The plea agreement provided that the Defendant would receive concurrent Range I sentences for one Class B felony and one Class C felony, with the trial court to determine his sentences. Following a sentencing hearing, the trial court sentenced the Defendant to serve an effective sentence of twelve years of incarceration. The Defendant asserts that the trial court abused its discretion in ordering an effective twelve-year sentence. After a thorough review of the record and applicable law, we affirm the trial court’s judgments.

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