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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on May 30, 2012

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Stephen C. Bush, Tony N. Brayton (on appeal), Nigel Lewis and William Yonkowski (at trial), Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, Robert Wiggins.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; J. Ross Dyer, Senior Counsel; Amy P. Weirich, District Attorney General; Thomas Henderson, David Zak, Betsy Weintraub, and Anita Spinetta, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): OGLE

A Shelby County Criminal Court jury convicted the appellant, Robert Wiggins, of aggravated robbery, and the trial court imposed a sentence of eighteen years and six months in the Tennessee Department of Correction. On appeal, the appellant contends that the evidence is insufficient to sustain his conviction and that the trial court erred by allowing hearsay testimony regarding the perpetrator’s cellular telephone number. Upon review, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.