STATE OF TENNESSEE v. JAWARAS BEAUREGARD - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Nov 14, 2013

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Dawn Deaner, District Public Defender; Jeffrey A. DeVasher, Assistant District Public Defender (on appeal); and Kristin Stangl and Katie Weiss, Assistant District Public Defenders (at trial), for the Defendant-Appellant, Jawaras Beauregard.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Leslie E. Price, Senior Counsel; Victor S. (Torry) Johnson, III, District Attorney General; and Rachel Thomas-Spain, Assistant District Attorney General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): MCMULLEN

The Defendant-Appellant, Jawaras Beauregard, was indicted by the Davidson County grand jury for attempted especially aggravated robbery and attempted first degree premeditated murder. He was convicted by a jury of the charged offense of attempted especially aggravated robbery and the lesser included offense of attempted voluntary manslaughter. He was sentenced as a Range I, standard offender to nine years for the attempted especially aggravated robbery conviction and as a Range II, multiple offender to a concurrent sentence of five years for the attempted voluntary manslaughter conviction. On appeal, he argues: (1) the trial court erred in denying his motion to suppress the victim’s identification of him in a photographic lineup; and (2) the evidence is insufficient to sustain his convictions. Upon review, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.

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