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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Nov 21, 2013

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Michael R. Giaimo, Cookeville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Kevin Clark.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Renee W. Turner, Assistant Attorney General; Randall A. York; District Attorney General; and Mark Gore, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WITT

The defendant, Kevin Clark, appeals his Overton County Criminal Court jury convictions of two counts of first degree murder, aggravated arson, abuse of a corpse, reckless endangerment, and two counts of aggravated assault. In this appeal, the defendant contends that the trial court erred by admitting into evidence the videotaped deposition of a State’s witness in lieu of live testimony, that the trial court erred by admitting evidence of forensic testing conducted on the defendant’s shoes and clothing, and that the evidence was insufficient to support his convictions of first degree murder. Discerning no error, we affirm.