STATE OF TENNESSEE v. MATTHEW ALTON KING - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jun 4, 2015

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Vanessa Pettigrew Bryan, District Public Defender; Benjamin C. Singer (on appeal) and Robert W. Jones (at trial), Assistant District Public Defenders, Franklin, Tennessee, for the Appellant, Matthew Alton King.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Renee W. Turner, Senior Counsel; Kim Helper, District Attorney General; and Jessica Borne, Assistant District Attorney General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): HOLLOWAY

Matthew Alton King (“the Defendant”) entered guilty pleas in case number CR087458 and CR087459 with the length of sentence and manner of service to be determined by the trial court. After the sentencing hearing, the trial court sentenced the Defendant to an effective sixteen years? incarceration. On appeal, the Defendant challenges both the length of his sentences and the denial of alternative sentencing. Upon review, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.

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