Court of Criminal Appeals Opinions

Format: 03/29/2015
Format: 03/29/2015
02C01-9603-CR-00109
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Carolyn Wade Blackett
Shelby County Court of Criminal Appeals 03/11/97
02C01-9604-CC-00132
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Julian P. Guinn
Henry County Court of Criminal Appeals 03/11/97
Terry Jamar Norris v. Tony Parker, Warden
W2007-00594-CCA-R3-HC
Authoring Judge: Judge Alan E. Glenn
Trial Court Judge: Joseph H. Walker, III
Lauderdale County Court of Criminal Appeals 03/10/97
State of Tennessee vs William Eugene Hall, Jr., a/k/a Billy Hall, and Derrick Desmond Quintero
01C01-9311-CC-00409
Authoring Judge: Judge William M. Barker
Trial Court Judge: Judge Allen W. Wallace

In this capital case, the appellants, William Eugene Hall and Derrick Desmond Quintero, were each convicted by a jury of two counts of murder during the perpetration of first-degree burglary, three counts of grand larceny, one count of petit larceny, and three counts of first-degree burglary. After a hearing, the jury sentenced each of the appellants to a life sentence for the murder of Buford Vester. As to the murder of Myrtle Vester, the jury found the following five aggravating factors: (1) the appellants were previously convicted of one or more felonies involving the use or threat of violence; (2) the murder was especially heinous, atrocious, or cruel in that it involved torture or depravity of mind; (3) the murder was committed for the purpose of avoiding, interfering with, or preventing a lawful arrest or prosecution of the appellants or another; (4) the murder was committed while the appellants were engaged in committing, or were accomplices in the commission of, or were attempting to commit, or were fleeing after committing or attempting to commit any first-degree murder, arson, rape, robbery, burglary, larceny, kidnapping, aircraft piracy, or unlawful throwing, placing, or discharging of a destructive device or bomb; and (5) the murder was committed by the appellants while they were in lawful custody or in a place of lawful confinement or during their escape from lawful custody or from a place of lawful confinement. See T.C.A. § 39-2-203(i)(2), (5), (6), (7), (8) (1982). The jury found that there were no mitigating circumstances sufficiently substantial to outweigh the aggravating circumstances and sentenced the appellants to death by electrocution for the murder of Mrs. Vester.

Humphreys County Court of Criminal Appeals 03/05/97
State of Tenness vs. Rick J. Goultrie
03C01-9512-CC-00406
Authoring Judge: Judge Gary R. Wade
Trial Court Judge: Judge Mayo L. Mashburn

After a jury trial, the defendant, Rick Goultrie, was convicted of possession of marijuana and public intoxication. The trial court imposed consecutive sentences of eleven months twenty-nine days for the possession conviction and thirty days for the public intoxication conviction. The defendant was
required to serve seventy-five percent of the sentences in the county jail.

Bradley County Court of Criminal Appeals 03/04/97
State vs. Quinn Hamilton
M2001-02748-CCA-R3-CD
Authoring Judge: Judge David H. Welles
Trial Court Judge: Cheryl A. Blackburn
A jury convicted the Defendant, Quinn L. Hamilton, of aggravated robbery, a Class B felony, and evading arrest, a Class D felony. The trial court sentenced the Defendant as a Range II multiple offender to consecutive terms of nineteen years and seven years, respectively, for an effective sentence of twenty-six years, to be served in the Department of Correction. In this appeal as of right, the Defendant contends that the trial court erred in declaring the victim witness unavailable and allowing his prior testimony to be admitted at trial as substantive evidence. We affirm the trial court's judgment.
Davidson County Court of Criminal Appeals 02/28/97
01C01-9604-CR-00148
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Davidson County Court of Criminal Appeals 02/28/97
01C01-9603-CC-00091
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Dickson County Court of Criminal Appeals 02/28/97
01C01-9603-CC-00089
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Maury County Court of Criminal Appeals 02/28/97
01C01-9511-CR-00391
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Davidson County Court of Criminal Appeals 02/28/97
01C01-9510-CR-00348
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Davidson County Court of Criminal Appeals 02/28/97
01C01-9508-CC-00274
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Allen W. Wallace
Dickson County Court of Criminal Appeals 02/28/97
01C01-9504-CR-
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: L. Terry Lafferty
Davidson County Court of Criminal Appeals 02/28/97