STATE OF TENNESSEE v. HENRY DARNELL TALLEY - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on May 5, 2017

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

C. Dawn Deaner, Public Defender, Jeffrey A. DeVasher (on appeal), and Kevin J. Griffith (at hearings) Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Henry Darnell Talley.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Ruth Anne Thompson, Senior Counsel; Glenn R. Funk, District Attorney General; and Jennifer M. Charles, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WEDEMEYER

The Defendant, Henry Darnell Talley, pleaded guilty to attempted first degree premeditated murder, employing a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony, reckless aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, convicted felon in possession of a weapon, and violation of an order of protection. The plea agreement provided sentences for all of the convictions except for the attempted first degree murder conviction which was to be determined by the trial court. Following a sentencing hearing, the trial court ordered the Defendant to serve twenty-three years for the attempted first degree murder conviction. The trial court also ordered partial consecutive sentencing, resulting in a total effective sentence of thirty-three years. The Defendant appeals, asserting that the twenty-three year sentence imposed is excessive. After review, we affirm the trial court’s judgment.

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