Tommie Phillips v. State of Tennessee

Tommie Phillips v. State of Tennessee, No. W2019-01927-SC-R11-PC (November 3, 2022). Written By: Alex Redmond, Associate Editor The Petitioner was found guilty of several charges, including felony murder, attempted first-degree murder, and especially aggravated burglary. Prior to his arrest the Petitioner admitted to police that he had stabbed two people during a fight that broke …

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State of Tennessee v. Michael Rimmer

State of Tennessee v. Michael Rimmer, No. W2017-00504-SC-DDT-DD (April 16, 2021). Written By: Andrew Daffron, Associate Editor This case involves the disappearance and assumed death of Ricci Lynn Ellsworth. The procedural history of this case takes place over twenty years and involved two trials and three sentencing hearings. On February 8, 1997, the victim, Ricci …

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State of Tennessee v. Douglas E. Linville

State of Tennessee v. Douglas E. Linville, No. W2019-02180-SC-R11-CD (June 1, 2022). Written By: Hunter Lindsey, Associate Editor Tennessee Code Annotated § 39-17-432 heightened the penalty for drug offenses committed in “drug-free zones,” requiring that the sentence be subject to a one-level classification increase (i.e., Class D felony to a Class C felony) and required …

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State v. Myers

State v. Myers 581 S.W.3d 173 No. M2015-01855-SC-R11-CD Attorney Contributor: Dustin Faeder Journal Member: Brett Windrow PDF: State v. Myers This case started on March 13, 2014, from an inspection initiated due to repeated complaints based on an alleged illegal automobile repair shop in Goodlettsville, Tennessee.[1] This was the second occasion that the inspector, Ms. …

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