STATE OF TENNESSEE v. ROSA EMMA HONEYCUTT - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Sep 29, 2016

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Nathaniel H. Evans (on appeal), Knoxville, Tennessee, and Don Spurrell (at trial), Johnson City, Tennessee, for the appellant, Rosa Emma Honeycutt.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Lacy Wilber, Senior Counsel; Barry Staubus, District Attorney General; and William Harper and Julie Canter, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): OGLE

A Sullivan County Criminal Court Jury convicted the appellant, Rosa Emma Honeycutt, of failing to report suspected child sexual abuse, a Class A misdemeanor, and the trial court sentenced her to eleven months, twenty-nine days to be served on unsupervised probation. On appeal, the appellant contends that the trial court erred by denying her request for judicial diversion. Based upon the oral arguments, the record, and the parties’ briefs, we reverse the judgment of the trial court and grant judicial diversion.

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