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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on May 12, 2014

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Roger E. Nell, District Public Defender; and Crystal L. Myers, Assistant District Public Defender, Clarksville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Petra Oum.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Leslie E. Price, Assistant Attorney General; John Wesley Carney, Jr., District Attorney General; and Robert Nash, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, the State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WOODALL

Defendant, Phtra Oum, was indicted by the Montgomery County grand jury for first degree premeditated murder, attempted second degree murder, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony. Following a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of first degree premeditated murder and possession of a firearm with intent to go armed during an attempt to commit second degree murder. The trial court set aside the firearm conviction and sentenced Defendant to life imprisonment for his first degree murder conviction. Defendant appeals his conviction, asserting that the evidence was insufficient to sustain a conviction for first degree murder. We conclude that the evidence was sufficient to sustain Defendant’s conviction and affirm the judgment of the trial court.