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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Sep 25, 2012

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Robert Wilson Jones, District Public Defender; and Tony N. Brayton, Assistant Public Defender, Memphis, Tennessee, (on appeal); and Cary Woods, Yollander Hardaway, Brooke Hyman, and William Kelly, Memphis, Tennessee, (at trial) for the appellant, Raymond Buford.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Clarence E. Lutz, Assistant Attorney General; Amy P. Weirich, District Attorney General; Stephen Crossnoe and Carla Taylor, Assistant District Attorneys General; for the appellee, the State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WOODALL

A Shelby County Grand Jury returned an indictment against Defendant, Raymond Buford, charging him with premeditated first degree murder. Following a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of the offense and received a life sentence. On appeal, Defendant argues: (1) that the evidence was insufficient to support his conviction; and (2) that the trial court erred in allowing testimony of prior bad acts committed by Defendant against the victim. After a thorough review, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.