October 23, 2001
Volume 7 — Number 196

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00 New Opinion(s) from the Tennessee Supreme Court
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Howard H. Vogel
Knoxville, Tennessee
Editor-in-Chief, TBALink

STATE OF TENNESSEE v. ALMEER NANCE

Court:TCCA

Attorneys:

Susan E. Shipley, Knoxville, Tennessee, for appellant, Almeer Nance.

Paul G. Summers, Attorney General & Reporter; Patricia C. Kussmann,
Assistant Attorney General; Randall E. Nichols, District Attorney
General; William Crabtree and Jo Helm, Assistant District Attorneys,
for appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: SMITH

First Paragraph:

Following the transfer of his case from juvenile court, a Knox County
grand jury indicted the defendant  on one count of premeditated
murder, one count of felony murder, one count of especially aggravated
robbery, two counts of especially aggravated kidnapping, three counts
of aggravated robbery, one count of aggravated assault, and two counts
of theft over one thousand but under ten thousand dollars. Prior to
trial the defendant filed an unsuccessful motion to suppress the
statement he gave to authorities.  The case proceeded to trial wherein
the defendant was convicted as charged on seven of the aforementioned
counts: more specifically, the jury found him guilty of the felony
murder, especially aggravated robbery, especially aggravated
kidnapping, and aggravated robbery offenses.  For these crimes he
received an agreed upon effective sentence of life plus twenty-five
years in prison. He then filed a "Motion for Judgment of Acquittal, or
in the Alternative, Motion for New Trial" alleging the trial court
erred in failing to suppress his statement.  After the denial of this
motion, the defendant brought the instant appeal again raising the
suppression issue. However, upon reviewing the record and applicable
case law, we affirm the trial court's denial of the motion to suppress
the defendant's statement.

http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/nancealmeer.wpd

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