STATE OF TENNESSEE v. TINA GAIL WILLIAMSON - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Mar 14, 2012

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1: Patricia L. Snyder, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Tina Gail Williamson.

Attorneys 2: Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter, Leslie E. Price, Assistant Attorney General; William Whitesell, District Attorney General, and Jude Santana, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): SMITH

Appellant, Tina Gail Williamson, was convicted by a Rutherford County Jury of second degree murder, felony murder, and especially aggravated robbery. The trial court merged the second degree murder conviction into the felony murder conviction. Appellant was sentenced to life plus twenty years. On appeal, Appellant argues that the circumstantial evidence was insufficient to support her convictions and that the trial court erred in instructing the jury with a sequential jury instruction. We have thoroughly reviewed the record on appeal and have concluded that the circumstantial evidence presented is sufficient to support the conviction. With regard to the jury instructions, Appellant has failed to include them in the record. It is Appellant’s responsibility to do so. Therefore, we are unable to review this issue and it is waived. For these reasons, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.

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