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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Aug 15, 2012

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Dan T. Bryant, District Public Defender; L. Scott Grissom, Assistant Public Defender, McMinnville, Tennessee (on appeal); Howard Upchurch, Pikeville, Tennessee, and Tommy Austin, Dunlap, Tennessee (at trial), for the appellant, Bobby L. Looper.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General & Reporter; Rachel Harmon, Assistant Attorney General; Lisa Zavogiannis, District Attorney General; and Randall Gilliam, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): BIVINS

A jury convicted Bobby L. Looper (“the Defendant”) of one count of second degree murder, and the trial court subsequently sentenced him as a Range I offender to twenty years in the Tennessee Department of Correction. In this appeal as of right, the Defendant challenges the sufficiency of the evidence supporting his conviction and the length of his sentence. Upon our thorough review of the record and relevant authorities, we affirm the Defendant’s conviction and the length of his sentence. This matter is remanded to the trial court for the entry of a corrected judgment order.