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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Dec 20, 2013

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Hershell D. Koger, Pulaski, Tennessee, for the appellant, Robert Ryan Haase.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Rachel Harmon, Senior Counsel; Charles Crawford, District Attorney General; and Weakley E. Barnard and Michael D. Randles, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): BIVINS

Ryan Robert Haase (“the Defendant”) was convicted by a jury of one count of criminal attempt to commit first degree premeditated murder, one count of aggravated assault, and one count of domestic assault. The trial court merged the assault convictions into the attempt to commit first degree premeditated murder conviction and sentenced the Defendant as a Range II offender to forty years in confinement. In this direct appeal, the Defendant alleges errors in the admission of certain evidence; contends that the evidence is not sufficient to support his conviction of attempt to commit first degree premeditated murder; contends that the prosecutor engaged in improper argument; and argues that he should have been sentenced as a Range I offender. Upon our thorough review of the record and the applicable law, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.