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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Aug 29, 2012

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Ashley Preston (on appeal) and Joseph Davidow (at trial), Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Mauricio Morales.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Rachel E. Willis, Assistant Attorney General; Victor S. Johnson III, District Attorney General; and Roger Moore and Sharon Reddick, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WITT

The defendant, Mauricio Morales, appeals his Davidson County Criminal Court jury convictions of three counts of rape of a child, one count of aggravated sexual battery, and one count of aggravated burglary, claiming that the evidence was insufficient to support his convictions, that the trial court erred by admitting certain evidence, that the trial court erred in its instructions to the jury, and that the 100-year effective sentence is excessive. Discerning no error, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.