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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Apr 30, 2012

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Robert Wilson Jones, District Public Defender; Harry E. Sayle, III, Assistant Public Defender; and Timothy J. Albers, Assistant Public Defender, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, Ronald Duckett.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Sophia S. Lee, Assistant Attorney General; William L. Gibbons, District Attorney General; Theresa McCusker, Assistant District Attorney General; and Kirby May, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, the State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WOODALL

Defendant, Ronald Duckett, was indicted by the Shelby County Grand Jury for two counts of first degree premeditated murder. Following a jury trial, Defendant was convicted as charged and sentenced by the trial court to serve two concurrent life sentences. In this direct appeal, Defendant asserts that: 1) the trial court erred in refusing to instruct the jury as to voluntary intoxication; 2) the evidence at trial was insufficient to support his convictions; and 3) the trial court erred by reconvening the jury to alter its verdict after the jury had been discharged. Finding no error, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.