Having pursued relief under the Uniform Administrative Procedures Act, Jacob Davis filed a petition for a declaratory order with the Tennessee Department of Correction TDOC or the Department to challenge the Department s interpretation of the statutes regarding release after a sentence of life, and the constitutionality of Tenn. Code Ann. Upon receiving an unsatisfactory response, Davis then filed a declaratory judgment action in the Davidson County Chancery Court against the TDOC and the Tennessee Attorney General collectively, the State about the calculation of his sentence, including his eligibility for release and the constitutionality of Tenn. The chancery court ruled against him and he appealed. The Court of Appeals finds, based on rules of statutory interpretation, Vaughn v. State, S.
Teen Jailed in Tenn. School Death
Florida circuit courts ponder fate of decades-old teen murder cases.
Two young men convicted of first-degree murder this year and sentenced to life are the newest members of this ignominious club. Just 23 and 26 years old, their sentences offer no hope for ever getting paroled. More: He killed a man he thought was a snitch and now he'll spend life in prison. More: 'I still love her and I always will,' York murderer declares. More: Teen killer from York County freed at 60 years old. A witness told police that Krout had threatened to kill someone named "Crissy or Christy.
Judges resentencing two dozen juvenile murderers to life, lesser terms or freedom
The murder of Jordan Davis , a year-old high school student, happened on November 23, , at a Gate Petroleum gas station in Jacksonville, Florida , by Michael David Dunn, a year-old software developer, following an argument over loud music played by Davis and his three friends. Dunn was convicted on three counts of attempted second-degree murder for firing at three other teenagers who were with Davis and one count of firing into a vehicle. The jury could not reach a verdict about whether to convict Dunn for the murder of Davis at the first trial.
Public Domain Zachary Davis. On Aug. Fifteen-year-old Zachary Davis in a flurry of madness murdered his mother with a sledgehammer and attempted to burn his house down while his older brother was still inside.