STATE OF TENNESSEE v. GEORGE WASHINGTON MATTHEWS - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Jan 24, 2017

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Hal J. Boyd, Tiptonville, Tennessee, for the appellant, George Washington Matthews.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; David H. Findley, Assistant Attorney General; Phil Bivens, District Attorney General; and Lance Webb, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): DYER

The defendant, George Washington Matthews, was indicted for one count of possession of over one-half ounce of marijuana with intent to sell or deliver and two counts of attempting to introduce contraband into a penal facility. After trial, a jury found the defendant guilty on all counts. The defendant received a total effective sentence of twelve years. On appeal, the defendant argues the evidence was insufficient to support his convictions; the trial court erred when it allowed testimony regarding the defendant's recent incarceration; and his indictment was defective. After review, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.

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