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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Feb 27, 2013

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Phyllis Aluco (on appeal) and Jim Hale (at trial), Assistant Public Defenders, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, Carl Bond.

Attorneys 2:

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

Judge(s): BIVINS

Carl Bond (“the Defendant”) was convicted after a jury trial of aggravated robbery. Following a sentencing hearing, the trial court sentenced the Defendant as a Range II offender to seventeen years, to be served in confinement at 100%. On appeal, the Defendant contends that the evidence is not sufficient to support his conviction, that the trial court erred in its ruling on the admissibility of a prior conviction for impeachment purposes, and that the trial court imposed an excessive sentence. Upon our thorough review of the record, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.