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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Sep 26, 2013

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

David N. Brady, District Public Defender; Marshall Judd, Kay Bradley, and Cynthia Lyons, Assistant Public Defenders, Cookeville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Jonathan Andrew Dietz.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Lacy Wilber, Assistant Attorney General; Randall A. York, District Attorney General; Beth Willis and Anthony Craighead, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the appellee, the State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WOODALL

A Putnam County Grand Jury returned an indictment against Defendant, Jonathan Andrew Dietz, charging him with rape. After a jury trial, Defendant was found guilty as charged. The trial court sentenced Defendant to serve ten years at one-hundred percent in the Department of Correction as a violent offender. On appeal, Defendant argues that (1) the trial court improperly admitted a video of Defendant, according to the State, attempting to rub the victim’s DNA off his genitalia while he was in the police interrogation room and (2) the evidence was insufficient to support his rape conviction. After a thorough review, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.