Opinion Flash

April 18, 2003
Volume 9 — Number 070

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STATE OF TENNESSEE v. JEFFERY WAYNE ROBERTSON

Court:TCCA

Attorneys:

Hershell D. Koger, Pulaski, Tennessee (on appeal); Claudia S. Jack,
District Public Defender; and Shipp R. Weems, Assistant District
Public Defender (at trial), for the appellant, Jeffery Wayne
Robertson.

Paul G. Summers, Attorney General and Reporter; John H. Bledsoe,
Assistant Attorney General; T. Michel Bottoms, District Attorney
General; and Robert C. Sanders, Assistant District Attorney General,
for the appellee, State of Tennessee.                          

Judge: GLENN

First Paragraph:

The defendant was found guilty of first degree premeditated murder by
a Lawrence County jury and sentenced to life imprisonment.  In his
appeal, he argues that the evidence was insufficient to support the
conviction, the trial court erred in allowing opinion testimony of a
lay witness based on an experiment regarding the canning of green
beans in a pressure cooker, and erred by allowing the statements of
three witnesses to be read aloud by the witnesses to the jury and then
become exhibits.  Following our review, we affirm the judgment of the
trial court.

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