STATE OF TENNESSEE v. CONNIE LAVELL TATE - Articles

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Posted by: Chandra Williams on Aug 10, 2015

Head Comment: With dissenting opinion.

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Joseph Liddell Kirk (on appeal) and Mitchell T. Harper (at trial), Knoxville, Tennessee, for the Appellant, Connie Lavell Tate.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Clarence E. Lutz, Senior Counsel; Randall Eugene Nichols, District Attorney General; and Deborah H. Malone, Assistant District Attorney General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

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Appellant, Connie Lavell Tate, was indicted on three alternative counts of aggravated assault, Class C felonies. The State dismissed one count prior to trial, and she was convicted of the remaining two counts. After merger, the trial court sentenced appellant to six years as a Range I, standard offender. It suspended the sentence to probation and placed appellant on supervised probation. In this appeal, appellant challenges the sufficiency of the convicting evidence. Following our review, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.