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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Nov 22, 2013

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

James E. Lanier, District Public Defender, and Timothy Boxx, Assistant District Public Defender, for the appellant, Terrance Demont Moses.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General & Reporter; Rachel E. Willis, Senior Counsel; and C. Phillip Bivens, District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WILLIAMS

The defendant, Terrance Demond Moses, was convicted by a jury of first degree (premeditated) murder and of the Class E felony of possession of a handgun after having been convicted of a felony. He was sentenced to life imprisonment for the first degree murder conviction and to a concurrent four years’ incarceration for the handgun possession. On appeal, the defendant challenges the sufficiency of the evidence; asserts that the gun was admitted into evidence in error; and contends that the trial court erred in permitting the State to exercise a peremptory challenge against a prospective juror. Having reviewed the record, we discern no error and affirm the judgments of the trial court.