STATE OF TENNESSEE v. JAMES W. GROOMS, JR. - Articles

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Posted by: Chandra Williams on Jul 30, 2015

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Gerald L. Gulley, Jr., Knoxville, Tennessee, for the Defendant-Appellant, James W. Grooms, Jr.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Lacy Wilber, Assistant Attorney General; Randall E. Nichols, District Attorney General; and Kevin Keeton, Assistant District Attorney General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): MCMULLEN

The Defendant-Apellant, James W. Grooms, Jr., was convicted by a Hawkins County jury of two counts of aggravated assault, for which he received an effective sentence of four years and six months’ confinement. On appeal, the Defendant asserts that (1) the trial court committed plain error by instructing the jury that aggravated assault was a lesser-included offense of attempted first degree murder, and (2) the evidence is insufficient to sustain his conviction for aggravated assault. Upon our review, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.

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