STATE OF TENNESSEE v. ROBERT JASON BURDICK - Articles

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Posted by: Barry Kolar on Jun 13, 2012

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Dana M. Ausbrooks, Franklin, Tennessee (on appeal), John Herbison, Nashville, Tennessee, Fletcher Long, Springfield, Tennessee, Edward T. Farmer, Springfield, Tennessee, and Carrie Gasaway, Clarksville, Tennessee (at trial) for the appellant, Robert Jason Burdick.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Lindsy Paduch Stempel, Assistant Attorney General; Kim Helper, District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WEDEMEYER

A Williamson County jury convicted the Defendant, Robert Jason Burdick, of aggravated rape and especially aggravated kidnapping, and the trial court sentenced him as a violent offender to an effective sentence of twenty-five years in the Tennessee Department of Correction. On appeal, the Defendant contends that: (1) the State failed to prove venue; (2) law enforcement officers’ seizure of him violated his constitutional protections; and (3) the evidence is insufficient to sustain his convictions. After a thorough review of the record and applicable law, we affirm the trial court’s judgments.

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