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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Mar 13, 2012

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1: Eric Lutton and Keith E. Lowe, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the Defendant-Appellant, Margaret L. Holt.

Attorneys 2: Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Leslie E. Price, Assistant Attorney General; James B. Dunn, District Attorney General; and Jeremy D. Ball, Assistant District Attorney General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): MCMULLEN

The Defendant-Appellant, Margaret L. Holt, was convicted by a Jefferson County jury of attempted statutory rape by an authority figure, a Class D felony, and statutory rape by an authority figure, a Class C felony. The trial court sentenced her as a Range I, standard offender to concurrent sentences of three years in the Tennessee Department of Correction. On appeal, Holt argues: (1) the trial court erred in admitting evidence of a note and a kiss between her and one of the victims, and (2) the evidence was insufficient to support her convictions. Upon review, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.