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Posted by: Barry Kolar on Feb 27, 2014

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Stephen C. Bush, District Public Defender; and Harry E. Sayle, III (on appeal) and Sanjeev Memula (at trial), Assistant District Public Defenders, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, Marcus Smith.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Caitlyn E.D. Smith, Assistant Attorney General; Amy P. Weirich, District Attorney General; and Terre Fratesi, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

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Appellant, Marcus Smith, was convicted of one count of criminal attempt to commit rape of a child, a Class B felony. The trial court sentenced appellant to nine years to be served in the Tennessee Department of Correction. On appeal, appellant argues that the evidence at trial was insufficient to support his conviction. Following our review of the parties’ briefs, the record, and the applicable law, we affirm appellant’s conviction.