STATE OF TENNESSEE v. JOSEPH THOMAS BLAKELY - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Nov 2, 2012

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Tom W. Crider, District Public Defender, and Linda Moore, Assistant District Public Defender, for the appellant, Joseph Thomas Blakely.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Jeffrey D. Zentner, Assistant Attorney General; Garry Brown, District Attorney General; and Jason Scott and Larry Hardister, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WILLIAMS

The defendant, Joseph Thomas Blakely, was charged with two counts of rape of a child. A jury found him guilty of the first count but was unable to reach a unanimous decision on the second count. The defendant was sentenced to twenty years of imprisonment with a release eligibility of one hundred percent. The defendant appeals, challenging only the sufficiency of the evidence. After a thorough review of the record, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.

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