STATE OF TENNESSEE v. CHRISTOPHER LEWIS - Articles

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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Nov 27, 2013

Head Comment: With Dissenting Opinion

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Randy Chaffin, Cookeville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Christopher Lewis.

Attorneys 2:

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

Judge(s): WEDEMEYER

A Putnam County jury convicted the Defendant, Christopher Lewis, of second degree murder, and the trial court imposed a fifteen-year prison sentence. On appeal, the Defendant contends that: (1) the evidence was insufficient to support his conviction; (2) the trial court erred by denying the Defendant’s motion to sequester the jury; (3) the trial court erred by admitting photographs of the body of the deceased; and (4) the trial court erred by allowing certain witness testimony. After a thorough review of the record and applicable law, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.