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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jan 8, 2015

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Juni S. Ganguli, Memphis, Tennessee, (on appeal); Stephen C. Bush, District Public Defender; Kathy Kent and Jane Sturdivant, Assistant Public Defenders, Memphis, Tennessee, (at trial), for the appellant, Alvin Upchurch.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery, III, Attorney General and Reporter; Meredith DeVault, Senior Counsel; Amy P. Weirich, District Attorney General; and Greg Gilbert, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, the State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WOODALL

Defendant, Alvin Upchurch, was indicted by the Shelby County Grand Jury for one count of aggravated robbery. Following a jury trial, Defendant was convicted as charged. Defendant was sentenced by the trial court to serve 12 years in confinement. Defendant’s sole issue on appeal is whether the sentence imposed was excessive. Having reviewed the record before us, we conclude that Defendant’s sentence was proper. Accordingly, the judgment of the trial court is affirmed.