STATE OF TENNESSEE v. JALEEL JOVAN STOVALL - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Nov 19, 2014

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

W. Erik Haas, Somerville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Jaleel Jovan Stovall.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; J. Ross Dyer, Senior Counsel; D. Michael Dunavant, District Attorney General; and Joe L. Van Dyke, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): THOMAS

The Defendant, Jaleel Jovan Stovall, was convicted by a jury of rape of a child, and the trial court imposed a twenty-five-year sentence at 100% for this conviction. In this direct appeal, the Defendant argues that the evidence is insufficient to support his conviction beyond a reasonable doubt because he was mistaken as to the victim’s age. Deeming the evidence sufficient, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.

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