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Posted by: Landry Butler on Sep 1, 2016

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Jill Z. Grim (on appeal), Hendersonville, Tennessee, and Stephanie A. Boiano (at hearing), Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Baby Dashea Nix.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Clark B. Thornton, Senior Counsel; L. Ray Whitley, District Attorney General; and Lytle Anthony James, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): THOMAS

The Defendant, Baby Dashea Nix, appeals as of right from the Sumner County Criminal Court's partial revocation of her effective twelve-year community corrections sentence. The Defendant contends that the evidence presented at the revocation hearing was insufficient to establish that a violation of the conditions of her sentence occurred and that, therefore, the trial court abused its discretion. The Defendant also submits that she was not afforded due process because counsel failed to present the testimony of the Defendant's mother at the revocation hearing. Following our review, we affirm the trial court's partial revocation of the Defendant's community corrections sentence.