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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jun 20, 2012

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

A. Philip Lomonaco (at trial), Knoxville, Tennessee, and Candice K. Mendez (on appeal), Dandrige, Tennessee, for the appellant, Doyle Everette Haney.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Cameron L. Hyder, Assistant Attorney General; James B. Dunn, District Attorney General; and Joe C. Crumley, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): THOMAS

Following a jury trial, the Defendant, Doyle Everette Haney, was convicted of criminal responsibility for the facilitation of the sale of .5 grams or more of cocaine, a Class C felony, and delivery of .5 grams or more of cocaine, a Class B felony. The trial court merged the two convictions and imposed a sentence of thirty years as a career offender. On appeal, the Defendant challenges the sufficiency of the evidence supporting his convictions, the consistency of the verdicts, the jury instructions, and sentencing. All of his issues could be treated as waived for failure to comply with the requirements for appellate briefs. See Tenn. Ct. Crim. App. R. 10(b). However, after a review of the record and the parties’ briefs, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.