State vs. Kermit Maurice Cozart

State vs. Kermit Maurice Cozart
We granted review of this case to decide whether a trial court must instruct the jury based upon this Court's holding in State v. Anthony, 817 S.W.2d 299 (Tenn. 1991). We hold that the trial court properly declined to instruct the jury that it should determine whether the confinement, movement, or detention inherent in the kidnapping was essentially incidental to the accompanying robbery. Applying the principles first enunciated in Anthony, we further hold that the dual convictions for aggravated robbery and aggravated kidnapping in this case do not violate due process. Accordingly, we affirm the judgment of the Court of Criminal Appeals.
Authoring Judge: 
Justice Janice M. Holder
Originating Judge: 
Julian P. Guinn
Date Filed: 
Friday, August 31, 2001