STATE OF TENNESSEE v. WILLIE GATEWOOD - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Nov 22, 2013

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Tony N. Brayton (on appeal) and R. Trent Hall (at trial), Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, Willie Gatewood.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Meredith Devault, Senior Counsel; Amy P. Weirich, District Attorney General; Christopher J. Lareau and Christopher L. West, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WEDEMEYER

A Shelby County jury convicted the Defendant, Willie Gatewood, of attempt to commit first degree premeditated murder and aggravated burglary. The trial court sentenced the Defendant to fifty-five years for the attempt to commit first degree premeditated murder conviction and to thirteen years for the aggravated burglary conviction. The trial court ordered the sentences to be served consecutively in the Tennessee Department of Correction. On appeal, the Defendant contends that the evidence is insufficient to sustain his convictions. After a thorough review of the record and applicable authorities, we discern no error in the judgments of the trial court. Accordingly, the judgments of the trial court are affirmed.

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