STATE OF TENNESSEE v. AARON D. OSTINE - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on May 28, 2014

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Michael J. Flanagan, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Aaron D. Ostine.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Leslie Price, Senior Counsel; Dan M. Alsobrooks, District Attorney General; and Robert S. Wilson, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WEDEMEYER

A Cheatham County jury convicted the Defendant, Aaron D. Ostine, of first degree premeditated murder, first degree felony murder, and aggravated robbery. The trial court merged the two murder convictions and imposed a life sentence. The court then sentenced the Defendant to 00twelve years for the aggravated robbery conviction. On appeal, the Defendant contends that: (1) the evidence is insufficient to support his convictions; (2) the trial court erred when it denied a motion to suppress his statements to police; and (3) the State engaged in prosecutorial misconduct during closing argument. After a thorough review of the record and the applicable law, we affirm the trial court’s judgments.

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