Criminal Law Keyed to Weaver
Tennessee v. Hatcher
On April 3, 2001, Shawn Hatcher (Defendant), his brother Chris Hatcher (Hatcher), Cornelius Jefferson (Jefferson), and Dan Smith (Smith) went to an apartment in Memphis. Upon entering the apartment, Defendant, Hatcher, Jefferson, and Smith began shooting at the apartment’s three occupants. One of the occupants, Marcel Mackey (Mackey), was killed, and the other two occupants were shot but survived. The police arrested Defendant and he gave a detailed statement approximately eight months after the shooting occurred. Defendant told the police that he had been drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana throughout the day of the shooting, but did not drink or smoke for a few hours before the crime. Defendant provided a detailed timeline of the day and explained how he, Hatcher, Jefferson, and Smith ended up at the apartment where they shot the victims. Defendant admitted that he was at the apartment during the shooting.
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