STATE OF TENNESSEE v. WILLIAM FRANKLIN CHUMLEY - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Aug 3, 2012

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Gary F. Antrican, District Public Defender; and Melissa A. Downing, Assistant District Public Defender, for the appellant, William Franklin Chumley.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr, Attorney General and Reporter; J. Ross Dyer, Senior Counsel; Mike Dunavant, District Attorney General; Julie K. Pillow, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WILLIAMS

The defendant was convicted by a jury of rape of a child, a Class A felony, and sentenced to serve twenty-five years in prison. He appeals his conviction, challenging the sufficiency of the evidence supporting the conviction and contending that the victim’s identification of him to the sexual assault nurse should have been excluded as hearsay. Because we conclude that the evidence is sufficient to support the conviction and that the identification was properly admitted into evidence, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.

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