STATE OF TENNESSEE v. BOBBY JOE CROOM - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on May 11, 2012

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Darlene Rebowe, Franklin, Tennessee (on appeal); and Susan B. Korsnes, Assistant Public Defender, Jackson, Tennessee (at trial), for the appellant, Bobby Joe Croom.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Sophia S. Lee, Senior Counsel; James G. Woodall, District Attorney General; and Jody S. Pickens, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): GLENN

The defendant, Bobby Joe Croom, was convicted by a Madison County Circuit Court jury of three counts of rape of a child, a Class A felony, and three counts of aggravated sexual battery, a Class B felony. He was sentenced to an effective term of fifty years in the Department of Correction. On appeal, he argues that the trial court erred in not requiring the State to elect the particular instances of rape and sexual battery it was relying on for conviction and that the evidence is insufficient to sustain his convictions. After review, we reverse and remand in part, and reverse and dismiss in part.

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