February 13, 2001
Volume 7 -- Number 028

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00 New Opinion(s) from the Tennessee Supreme Court
00 New Opinion(s) from the Tennessee Supreme Court Workers' Compensation Panel
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00 New Opinion(s) from the Tennessee Attorney General (PDF format)
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STATE OF TENNESSEE v. ERNEST B. EADY

Court:TCCA

Attorneys:  

Keith E. Haas, Sevierville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Ernest B.
Eady.

Paul G. Summers, Attorney General and Reporter; Patricia C. Kussmann,
Assistant Attorney General; Randall E. Nichols, District Attorney
General; and Scott Green, Assistant District Attorney General, for the
appellee, State of Tennessee.                       

Judge: TIPTON

First Paragraph:

The defendant appeals from his conviction for second degree murder,
contesting the sufficiency of the evidence, the timeliness of the
state's disclosure of a potentially exculpatory witness, and the trial
court's failure to declare a mistrial.  We affirm the judgment of the
trial court.

http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/eadyeb.wpd


STATE OF TENNESSEE v. PATTY PACE PURKEY Court:TCCA Attorneys: Edward C. Miller, Dandridge, Tennessee, for the appellant, Patty Pace Purkey. Paul G. Summers, Attorney General and Reporter, Mark A. Fulks, Assistant Attorney General, Al Schmutzer, Jr., District Attorney General, and Michael A. Gallegos, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee. Judge: OGLE First Paragraph: The appellant, Patty Pace Purkey, pled guilty in the Grainger County Criminal Court to one count of vehicular assault, a class D felony, one count of reckless endangerment, a class E felony, three counts of simple possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor, and one count of driving on a revoked license, a class B misdemeanor. The trial court sentenced the appellant to the following terms of incarceration: three years in the Tennessee Department of Correction for vehicular assault; two years in the Tennessee Department of Correction for reckless endangerment; eleven months and twenty-nine days in the county jail for each of the simple possession convictions; and six months in the county jail for driving on a revoked license. The trial court further ordered that all of the appellant's sentences be served concurrently and assessed a total of $750 in fines. The trial court denied the appellant any form of alternative sentencing. On appeal, the appellant raises the following issue for our review: whether the trial court erred in failing to order probation or another alternative sentence. Upon review of the record and the parties' briefs, we affirm the judgments of the trial court. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/purkeypp.wpd

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