Court of Criminal Appeals Opinions

Format: 10/20/2014
Format: 10/20/2014
03C01-9404-CR-0
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Russell C. Hinson
Hamilton County Court of Criminal Appeals 04/10/96
State of Tennessee v. Ralph Avery Smith
03C01-9410-CR-00366
Authoring Judge: Judge William M. Barker
Trial Court Judge: Judge Mayo L. Mashburn

The appellant, Ralph Avery Smith, was convicted of the sale of cocaine, a class B felony, and sentenced as a Range I standard offender to eight years in the Department of Correction. On appeal, the appellant argues (a) that the evidence was insufficient to support the jury's verdict, (b) that a prospective juror was improperly removed by the prosecution in violation of Batson v. Kentucky, 476 U.S. 79 (1986), (c) that the trial court erred in admitting certain evidence, and (d) that he was denied the effective assistance of counsel at trial.

McMinn County Court of Criminal Appeals 04/03/96
Robert Williams vs. State of Tennessee
03C01-9302-CR-00050
Authoring Judge: Presiding Judge Jerry Scott
Trial Court Judge: Judge Stephen M. Bevil

The appellant was convicted of first degree murder and attempted second-degree murder in violation of Tenn. Code Ann. § 39-13-202(a)(1) and §39-12-101(a). Judgment was entered and following a sentencing hearing, the appellant was sentenced to death by electrocution for the first degree murder and to thirty (30) years imprisonment for the attempt to commit second-degree
murder, to be served consecutively. On appeal, the following issues are presented for our review:

Hamilton County Court of Criminal Appeals 04/02/96
State of Tennessee v. Raymond Mays, Jr.
W2006-02241-CCA-R3-CD
Authoring Judge: Judge J. C. McLin
Trial Court Judge: Donald H. Allen
Madison County Court of Criminal Appeals 03/29/96
03C01-9112-CR-00414
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: J. Kenneth Porter
Cocke County Court of Criminal Appeals 03/29/96
03C01-9112-CR-00414
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: J. Kenneth Porter
Cocke County Court of Criminal Appeals 03/29/96
01C01-9507-CR-00215
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Bobby H. Capers
Wilson County Court of Criminal Appeals 03/29/96
01C01-9507-CR-00215
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Bobby H. Capers
Wilson County Court of Criminal Appeals 03/29/96
01C01-9504-CC-00112
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Allen W. Wallace
Humphreys County Court of Criminal Appeals 03/29/96
01C01-9504-CC-00112
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Allen W. Wallace
Humphreys County Court of Criminal Appeals 03/29/96
03C01-9503-CR-00096
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: D. Kelly Thomas, Jr.
Blount County Court of Criminal Appeals 03/28/96
03C01-9502-CR-00040
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: D. Kelly Thomas, Jr.
Blount County Court of Criminal Appeals 03/28/96
03C01-9502-CR-00040
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: D. Kelly Thomas, Jr.
Blount County Court of Criminal Appeals 03/28/96