STATE OF TENNESSEE v. MONICA DAWN HAMMERS - Articles

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Posted by: Chandra Williams on Jul 26, 2016

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Donna Miller, Chattanooga, Tennessee, for the appellant, Monica Dawn Hammers.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Sophia S. Lee, Senior Counsel; Neal Pinkston, District Attorney General; and Charles D. Minor, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WEDEMEYER

A Hamilton County jury found the Defendant, Monica Dawn Hammers, guilty of attempted aggravated child abuse. Pursuant to an agreement between the parties, the trial court sentenced the Defendant as a Range I offender to serve a nine year sentence through supervised probation. On appeal, the Defendant asserts that: (1) the evidence presented at trial is insufficient to support her conviction; (2) the trial court erred in allowing the State to present evidence of the Defendant?s prior bad acts; and (3) the trial court failed to instruct the jury on lesser-included offenses. After a thorough review of the record and applicable law, we affirm the trial court?s judgment.

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