STATE OF TENNESSEE v. HAROLD BERNARD SCHAFFER - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Sep 4, 2012

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Robert C. Brooks, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, Harold Bernard Schaffer.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Clarence E. Lutz, Assistant Attorney General; C. Phillip Bivens, District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): BIVINS

Harold Bernard Schaffer (“the Defendant”) was convicted by a jury of first degree felony murder. The trial court subsequently sentenced the Defendant to life imprisonment. In this direct appeal, the Defendant contends that (1) the trial court erred in denying his motion to dismiss the indictment; (2) the trial court erred in denying his motion to suppress evidence; (3) the State engaged in prosecutorial misconduct during closing argument; and (4) the evidence is not sufficient to support his conviction. After a thorough review of the record and relevant authorities, we affirm the trial court’s judgment.

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