State of Tennessee v. Matthew Bruce Howard

State of Tennessee v. Matthew Bruce Howard
E2017-00723-CCA-R3-CD

The Appellant, Matthew Bruce Howard, pled guilty to second degree murder, and the trial court sentenced him to twenty-five years in the Tennessee Department of Correction. On appeal, the Appellant challenges the length of the sentence imposed by the trial court, arguing that the trial court erred by enhancing his sentence because he abused a position of private trust. Upon review, we agree that the trial court erred by finding that the Appellant abused a position of private trust, but we nevertheless affirm the judgment of the trial court.

Authoring Judge: 
Judge Norma McGee Ogle
Originating Judge: 
Judge Gary McKenzie
Date Filed: 
Monday, February 12, 2018