STATE OF TENNESSEE v. RICHARD DICKERSON - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Mar 20, 2014

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

R. Todd Mosley (on appeal) and Robert Parris (at trial), Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, Richard Dickerson.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Clarence E. Lutz, Senior Counsel; Amy Weirich, District Attorney General; and Patience Branham and Doug Carriker, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): BIVINS

Richard Dickerson (“the Defendant”) was convicted by a jury of second degree murder. The trial court sentenced the Defendant to twenty-five years’ incarceration. In this direct appeal, the Defendant contends that the trial court (1) should have granted a mistrial following “jury misconduct”; (2) erred in admitting proof of prior bad acts; and (3) imposed an excessive sentence. After a thorough review of the record and the applicable law, we affirm the trial court’s judgment.

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