STATE OF TENNESSEE v. RONALD L. CARROLL and JOHN BOYDE COLLETT - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Apr 30, 2014

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

James D. Estep, III (on appeal), Tazewell, Tennessee; and Thomas Eikenberry (at trial), Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Ronald L. Carroll.

Attorneys 2:

Mark Blakley, District Public Defender; and Matthew McClung (on appeal) and Robert Scott (at trial), Assistant District Public Defenders, Lafollette, Tennessee, for the appellant, John Boyde Collett.

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Appellants Ronald L. Carroll and John Boyde Collett stand convicted of especially aggravated robbery. The trial court sentenced Appellant Carroll to serve fifteen years as a violent offender and sentenced Appellant Collett to serve seventeen years as a violent offender. On appeal, the appellants argue that (1) the evidence was insufficient to support their convictions for especially aggravated robbery; (2) the victim’s coaching of an essential witness should have resulted in a mistrial; and (3) the prosecutor violated the appellants’ right to remain silent during closing arguments. Following our review, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.

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