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State v. Wilson

924 S.W.2d 648 (1996)

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State v. Wilson

Tennessee Supreme Court

924 S.W.2d 648 (1996)

Facts

Kenneth Hodges and Mario Wilson (defendant) got into an angry confrontation. The police were summoned, but no charges were filed. Two days later, Wilson got into another argument with Hodges’s friend and next-door neighbor, Lamont Johnson. Johnson shot a weapon at Wilson as Wilson drove down Hodges’s and Johnson’s street. Later that day, Wilson and two accomplices drove back to Hodges’s house. Wilson and one of the accomplices fired weapons at Hodges’s house from the car. It was a weekday afternoon, and neither Hodges nor his car were at the house. However, three other people were in the house, including Hodges’s cousin, who had looked out the front door just before the first shots were fired. No one was injured in the shooting. Wilson was convicted of three counts of aggravated assault, felony reckless endangerment, and possession of a deadly weapon with the intent to commit a felony. Wilson appealed. The court of criminal appeals affirmed Wilson’s conviction for reckless endangerment but dismissed the weapons conviction and the aggravated assault convictions. The prosecution appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (White, J.)

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