STATE OF TENNESSEE v. MATTHEW BRUCE HOWARD - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Feb 12, 2018

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Kevin R. Bryant, Crossville, Tennessee, for the Appellant, Matthew Bruce Howard.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Linda D. Kirklen, Assistant Attorney General; Bryant C. Dunaway, District Attorney General; and Philip Hatch, Assistant District Attorney General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): OGLE

The Appellant, Matthew Bruce Howard, pled guilty to second degree murder, and the trial court sentenced him to twenty-five years in the Tennessee Department of Correction. On appeal, the Appellant challenges the length of the sentence imposed by the trial court, arguing that the trial court erred by enhancing his sentence because he abused a position of private trust. Upon review, we agree that the trial court erred by finding that the Appellant abused a position of private trust, but we nevertheless affirm the judgment of the trial court.

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