All Content

Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jun 4, 2013

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Jeremy W. Parham, Manchester, Tennessee, (on appeal); and James Phillips and Wayne Clemons, Clarksville, Tennessee, (at trial), for the appellant, Robert Aaron White.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Benjamin A. Ball, Assistant Attorney General; John Wesley Carney, Jr., District Attorney General; and Robert Nash and J. Lee Willoughby, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WOODALL

Defendant, Robert Aaron White, was indicted by the Montgomery County Grand Jury for one count of first degree premeditated murder, two counts of aggravated assault, and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Both counts of aggravated assault and the firearm offense were dismissed prior to trial. Defendant was convicted by a petit jury of the lesser-included offense of second degree murder and sentenced by the trial court to serve 23 years in the Tennessee Department of Correction. Defendant appeals his conviction and asserts that the evidence is insufficient to support his conviction and that the trial court erred by refusing to allow Defendant to cover his facial tattoos during trial. Finding no error, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.