STATE OF TENNESSEE v. TELLY LAMONT BOOKER - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Apr 3, 2013

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

J. Liddell Kirk (on appeal); and Gregory H. Harrison (at trial), Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Telly Lamont Booker.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Renee W. Turner, Assistant Attorney General; Randall E. Nichols, District Attorney General; and Jennifer Welch and Sean McDermott, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WITT

The defendant, Telly Lamont Booker, appeals from his Knox County Criminal Court jury convictions of possession with intent to sell or deliver .5 grams or more of cocaine in a school zone, evading arrest, and unlawful possession of a weapon. In this appeal, he contends that the trial court erred by admitting evidence of his previous convictions, by permitting a police officer to testify as an expert witness on the habits of individuals involved in the illegal drug trade, and by refusing to provide a requested jury instruction. Discerning no error, we affirm.

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