On July 24, 2017, the Tennessee Court of Criminal ordered a new sentencing hearing in a Montgomery County aggravated assault case. Tennessee Code Annotated provides mitigating factors, enhancement factors, purposes, and principles for a trial court to consider in sentencing. Because the trial court in this case failed to state the relevant findings of fact and conclusions of law in determining the length and manner of service of the defendant’s sentence, the court of criminal appeals remanded the case for a new sentencing hearing.
State of Tennessee v. Claude David Powers, No. M2016-02019-CCA-R3-CD (Tenn. Crim. App. July 24, 2017)