STATE OF TENNESSEE v. JOSHUA PAUL LEWIS - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Sep 26, 2012

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Matthew Edwards, Crossville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Joshua Paul Lewis.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Leslie E. Price, Assistant Attorney General; Randy York, District Attorney General; and Gary McKenzie and Amanda Hunter, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): THOMAS

The Defendant, Joshua Paul Lewis, was convicted by a jury of two counts of rape of a child and one count of attempted rape of a child. The trial court subsequently sentenced the Defendant to twenty-five years on each of the rape convictions and to ten years on the attempted rape conviction, all sentences to run concurrently, for an effective sentence of twenty-five years in the Department of Correction. In this direct appeal, the Defendant contends that (1) the trial court erred in denying his motion to suppress his statement to the police; (2) the trial court erred in denying his motion for judgment of acquittal due to variances between the bill of particulars and the proof at trial; and (3) he was denied a fair trial due to cumulative error. After a review of the record and relevant authorities, we have determined that the Defendant’s issue are waived for failing to preserve them in a timelyfiled motion for new trial. Accordingly, we affirm the trial court’s judgments.

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