STATE OF TENNESSEE v. ALLEN CRAFT and CEDRIC MIMS - Articles

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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Oct 13, 2014

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Vicki M. Carriker, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, Allen Craft. R. Todd Mosely (on appeal) and Juni Ganguli (at trial), Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, Cedric Mims.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Caitlin Smith, Assistant Attorney General; Amy P. Weirich, District Attorney General; and Ray Lepone and Neal Oldham, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): GLENN

Defendants Allen Craft and Cedric Mims were convicted of first degree felony murder, especially aggravated robbery, attempted voluntary manslaughter, and employing a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony. The trial court sentenced each defendant to life for the felony murder conviction, with concurrent sentences of twenty years for the especially aggravated robbery conviction and two years for the attempted voluntary manslaughter conviction. The trial court also dismissed the charges of employing a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony. On appeal, the defendants challenge the sufficiency of the evidence and the trial court’s refusal to grant a mistrial. Upon our review, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.

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