STATE OF TENNESSEE v. PHILLIP SMITH - Articles

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Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Aug 19, 2014

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

William D. Massey and Joseph A. McClusky (on appeal), Memphis, Tennessee, and Mike Mosier (at trial) for the Defendant-Appellant, Phillip Smith.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Rachel E. Willis, Assistant Attorney General; James G. Woodall, District Attorney General; and Brian Gilliam, Assistant District Attorney General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): MCMULLEN

The Defendant, Phillip Smith, was convicted by a Chester County jury for rape of a child, for which he received a sentence of 25 years to be served in the Department of Correction. On appeal, the Defendant contends that the evidence is insufficient to sustain his conviction and that he is entitled to a new trial due to prosecutorial misconduct. Upon our review, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.

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