STATE OF TENNESSEE v. WILLIE CALVIN TAYLOR, JR. - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jun 19, 2012

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

James E. Lanier, District Public Defender, and Timothy Boxx, Assistant Public Defender, for the appellant, Willie Calvin Taylor, Jr.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Clarence E. Lutz, Assistant Attorney General; C. Phillip Bivens, District Attorney General; and Karen W. Burns, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WILLIAMS

The defendant, who had previously been convicted of a felony drug offense, was convicted as a felon in possession of a firearm after a jury trial and sentenced to six years in prison. On appeal, the defendant contends that the evidence was insufficient to support the guilty verdict and that the jury was improperly influenced by information outside the evidence presented at trial. The trial court found that the evidence supported the conviction and the defendant was not prejudiced by any extraneous information. After a careful review of the record, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.

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