Court of Criminal Appeals Opinions

Format: 12/22/2014
Format: 12/22/2014
State vs. Mack Samuel Stokes
M1999-02252-CCA-R3-CD
Authoring Judge: Judge Joe G. Riley
Trial Court Judge: Jim T. Hamilton
Giles County Court of Criminal Appeals 07/17/96
03C01-9506-CR-00175
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: D. Kelly Thomas, Jr.
Blount County Court of Criminal Appeals 07/17/96
03C01-9409-CR-00313
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: R. Steven Bebb
Monroe County Court of Criminal Appeals 07/17/96
03C01-9508-CC-00214
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: D. Kelly Thomas, Jr.
Blount County Court of Criminal Appeals 07/16/96
03C01-9510-CC-00322
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: James Edward Beckner
Hamblen County Court of Criminal Appeals 07/15/96
03C01-9508-CR-00224
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Russell C. Hinson
Hamilton County Court of Criminal Appeals 07/15/96
03C01-9506-CC-00179
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge:
Greene County Court of Criminal Appeals 07/15/96
03C01-9509-CC-00270
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: R. Steven Bebb
Monroe County Court of Criminal Appeals 07/11/96
03C01-9505-CR-00150
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: James E. Beckner
Greene County Court of Criminal Appeals 07/11/96
03C01-9311-CR-00370
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge:
Polk County Court of Criminal Appeals 07/11/96
State vs. Estenico Slayton
02C01-9703-CC-00117
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge:
Dyer County Court of Criminal Appeals 07/11/96
01C01-9503-CC-00095
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: W. Lee Asbury
Fentress County Court of Criminal Appeals 07/11/96
State of Tennessee v. Timmy L. Laster
03C01-9507-CR-00194
Authoring Judge: Judge William M. Barker
Trial Court Judge: Judge Mary Beth Leibowitz

The appellant, Timmy L. Laster, entered pleas of guilty to three counts of especially aggravated kidnapping, a class A felony, two counts of aggravated assault, a class C felony, and one count of aggravated burglary, a class C felony. He was sentenced as a Range I, standard offender to twenty-two years for each of the three especially aggravated kidnappings in case number 55799; one of the sentences is to run consecutively to the others, for an effective total of forty-four years. He was sentenced as a Range II, multiple offender to concurrent six year sentences for the aggravated assault and the aggravated burglary in case number 55800, and to six years for the aggravated assault in case number 55801.2 The six-year sentence for the aggravated burglary in case number 55800 is to run consecutively to the sentences in case number 55799. The total
effective sentence is fifty-six years in the Department of Correction.


On appeal, the appellant contends that the trial court applied an improper enhancement factor, failed to apply appropriate mitigating factors, and erroneously imposed consecutive sentences. He also argues that the trial court’s failure to apply the purposes and principles of sentencing resulted in a sentence that was not reasonably related to the seriousness of the offenses. We find no error and affirm the judgments of the trial court.

Knox County Court of Criminal Appeals 07/09/96