STATE OF TENNESSEE v. TRAVIS DEWAYNE MELTON - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Dec 22, 2016

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Michael R. Giaimo, Cookeville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Travis Dewayne Melton.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Renee W. Turner, Senior Counsel; Bryant C. Dunaway, District Attorney General; and Derek K. Smith, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): HOLLOWAY

Travis Dewayne Melton (“the Defendant”) appeals his Overton County convictions for reckless homicide and assault, for which the Defendant received an effective sentence of four years' incarceration. The Defendant contends that: (1) the trial court erred by instructing the jury on lesser included offenses when the Defendant requested that the trial court not charge any lesser included offenses; (2) his dual convictions for assault and reckless homicide violated double jeopardy principles; and (3) the evidence was insufficient to support his convictions. After a thorough review, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.

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