STATE OF TENNESSEE v. ABBAS H. NEJAT A.K.A. ABBAS H. NEJAD - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Oct 24, 2012

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Paul Julius Walwyn, Madison, Tennessee, for appellant, Abbas H. Nejat a.k.a. Abbas H. Nejad.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Lindsy Paduch Stempel, Assistant Attorney General; Victor S. Johnson, III, District Attorney General; and Rachel Marie Sobrero and Jennifer McMillen, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): OGLE

A Davidson County Criminal Court Jury found the appellant, Abbas H. Nejat a.k.a. Abbas H. Nejad, guilty of retaliation for past action, a Class E felony. The trial court sentenced the appellant to six years in the Tennessee Department of Correction. On appeal, the appellant challenges the sufficiency of the evidence sustaining his conviction. The appellant also challenges the trial court’s ruling regarding the admissibility of evidence concerning the appellant’s membership in the Kurdish Pride Gang. Finally, the appellant challenges the sentence imposed by the trial court. Upon review, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.

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