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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Aug 26, 2013

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

C. Edward Fowlkes, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Bobby Stanley George.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Attorney General and Reporter; Clark B. Thornton, Assistant Attorney General; Victor S. Johnson, III, District Attorney General; and Jeff Burks, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

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Appellant, Bobby Stanley George, was indicted by a Davidson County grand jury for attempted especially aggravated kidnapping; driving while under the influence of an intoxicant (“DUI”), fourth offense; and driving with a revoked license. At trial, he was found guilty of all counts. The trial court sentenced him to eleven years, two years, and six months, respectively, with all sentences to be served concurrently. Following the denial of his motion for a new trial, appellant argues in this appeal that: (1) there was insufficient evidence to support the conviction for attempted especially aggravated kidnapping; (2) the trial court erred in instructing the jury on involuntary intoxication; and (3) the trial court erred in sentencing him to eleven years for attempted especially aggravated kidnapping. Upon our review, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.