STATE OF TENNESSEE V. ERIC BLEDSOE - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Aug 2, 2013

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Stephen Bush, Chief Public Defender and Harry E. Sayle III, Assistant Public Defender, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, Eric Bledsoe.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General & Reporter; Amy Weirich, District Attorney General; Marianne L. Bell, Assistant District Attorney; and Clarence E. Lutz, Assistant Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): BIVINS

Eric Bledsoe (“the Defendant”) was convicted by a jury of aggravated rape, aggravated burglary, and theft of property over $1000. Following a sentencing hearing, the trial court sentenced the Defendant to an effective sentence of sixty-five years’ incarceration. On appeal, the Defendant challenges the sufficiency of the evidence regarding his conviction for aggravated rape. After a thorough review of the record and the applicable law, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.

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