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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Dec 18, 2012

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Stephen C. Bush, District Public Defender; Harry E. Sayle III (on appeal) and Robert Trent Hall (at trial), Assistant District Public Defenders, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, Benjamin Murrell.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Clarence E. Lutz, Assistant Attorney General; Amy P. Weirich, District Attorney General; and Paul Hagerman, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

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A Shelby County jury convicted appellant, Benjamin Murrell, of criminal attempt to commit voluntary manslaughter and employing a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony. The trial court sentenced him to an effective sentence of eighteen years in the Tennessee Department of Correction. Appellant challenges the sufficiency of the evidence supporting his convictions. After reviewing the record, the parties’ briefs, and the applicable law, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.