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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Mar 6, 2014

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Stephen C. Bush, District Public Defender; and Tony N. Brayton (on appeal), Michael Johnson (at trial), and Jennifer Case (at trial), Assistant District Public Defenders, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, Xavier Crawford.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; J. Ross Dyer, Senior Counsel; Amy P. Weirich, District Attorney General; and Reginald Henderson and Karen Cook, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

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Appellant, Xavier Crawford, stands convicted of aggravated rape and aggravated robbery. The trial court sentenced him to an effective sentence of thirty-seven years in the Tennessee Department of Correction. On appeal, appellant submits that the State failed to establish a sufficient chain of custody, that the evidence was insufficient to support his convictions, and that the trial court erred by admitting hearsay evidence. Following our review, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.