STATE OF TENNESSEE v. KELLEY ELIZABETH CANNON - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Oct 30, 2012

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Peter J. Strianse, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Kelley Elizabeth Cannon.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Benjamin A. Ball, Assistant Attorney General; Victor S. (Tory) Johnson, III, District Attorney General; Katrin N. Miller, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WILLIAMS

After a trial by jury, the defendant was found guilty of the first degree (premeditated) murder of her spouse and was sentenced to life in prison. On appeal, the defendant raises numerous challenges to her conviction, claiming that: (1) the evidence used to convict her was insufficient, (2) the trial court erred by failing to suppress certain evidence found by the police during a warrantless search of the residence that she formerly shared with the victim, (3) the trial court erred by admitting certain expert testimony, (4) the trial court erred by failing to suppress certain statements she made to police, (5) the trial court erred by admitting evidence relating to a prior domestic disturbance between the defendant and the victim, and (6) the trial court erred by failing to grant a mistrial. After carefully reviewing the record and the arguments of the parties, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.

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