STATE OF TENNESSEE v. DONALD RAY WILLIAMS - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jun 2, 2015

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Michael J. Rocco, Sparta, Tennessee, for the Defendant-Appellant, Donald Ray Williams.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Brent C. Cherry, Assistant Attorney General; Randall A. York, District Attorney General; and Anthony Craighead, Assistant District Attorney General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): MCMULLEN

A Putnam County jury convicted the Defendant-Appellant, Donald Ray Williams, of attempted second degree murder, a Class B felony; especially aggravated robbery, a Class A felony; and especially aggravated kidnapping, a Class A felony. The trial court sentenced the Defendant to ten years at thirty percent release eligibility for the attempted second degree murder conviction, twenty years at one hundred percent release eligibility for the especially aggravated robbery conviction, and twenty years at one hundred percent release eligibility for the especially aggravated kidnapping conviction. The trial court ordered the twenty-year sentences to be served consecutively to one another and concurrently with the ten-year sentence, for an effective forty-year sentence in the Department of Correction. The sole issue presented for our review is whether the trial court erred in sentencing the Defendant. Upon review, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.

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