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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Dec 10, 2013

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Stephen C. Bush, District Public Defender; Tony N. Drayton, Assistant Public Defender; Tim Albers, Assistant Public Defender; and Constance Barnes, Assistant Public Defender; Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, Charles Pennington.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Caitlin E. Doty, Assistant Attorney General; Amy P. Weirich, District Attorney General; Tracey Jones, Assistant District Attorney General; and Neal Oldham, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, the State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WOODALL

A Shelby County Grand Jury returned an indictment against Defendant, Charles Pennington, charging him with first degree felony murder, attempted especially aggravated robbery, and employing a firearm in the commission of a felony. Following a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of first degree felony murder and attempted especially aggravated robbery. Defendant was found not guilty of employing a firearm in the commission of a felony. Defendant was sentenced to life for the murder conviction, and by agreement with the State, to a concurrent sentence of twelve years for attempted especially aggravated robbery. On appeal, Defendant argues that the evidence was insufficient to support his convictions. After a thorough review, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.