STATE OF TENNESSEE v. JOHN DAVID ALTENHOFF - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Sep 20, 2017

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

B. Jeffery Harmon, Jasper, Tennessee, for the appellant, John David Altenhoff.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; M. Todd Ridley, Assistant Attorney General; Mike Taylor, District Attorney General; and Steve Strain, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): HOLLOWAY

John David Altenhoff, the Defendant, pled guilty to voluntary manslaughter and agreed to an eight-year sentence with the manner of service to be determined by the trial court. After finding that the Defendant had an extensive history of criminal behavior, that society needed to be protected from the Defendant, and that measures less than incarceration had unsuccessfully been applied to the Defendant, the trial court ordered the Defendant to serve his sentence in the Department of Correction. On appeal, the Defendant argues that the trial court erred in denying an alternative sentence. After a thorough review of the facts and applicable case law, we affirm.

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