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Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Aug 7, 2012

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Lance R. Chism (on appeal); and Coleman Garrett and David Stowers (at trial), Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, Andrew Hayes.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Clarence E. Lutz, Assistant Attorney General; William L. Gibbons, District Attorney General; and Patience Branham and Jennifer Morris, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WITT

The defendant, Andrew Hayes, appeals his Shelby County Criminal Court jury convictions of felony murder and aggravated robbery, claiming that the trial court erred by admitting certain evidence, that the trial court erred by denying his motion to suppress the statements he made to police, that the evidence was insufficient to support his convictions, and that the trial court committed plain error in its instructions to the jury. Discerning no error, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.