STATE OF TENNESSEE v. MICHAEL BAKER a/k/a MICHAEL SIMMONS - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jan 30, 2015

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Stephen Bush, District Public Defender; Robert Trent Hall and Jim Hale, Assistant Public Defenders (at trial); and Phyllis Aluko, Assistant Public Defender (on appeal), Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, Michael Baker a/k/a Michael Simmons.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Attorney General and Reporter; Jonathan H. Wardle, Assistant Attorney General; Amy P. Weirich, District Attorney General; and Alanda Dwyer and Lora Fowler, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): HOLLOWAY

Michael Baker a/k/a Michael Simmons (“the Defendant”) was charged with first degree murder in the attempt to commit robbery, criminal attempt: especially aggravated robbery, and criminal attempt: aggravated robbery. The jury convicted the Defendant as charged, and the trial court sentenced him to life plus ten years. On appeal, the Defendant argues the evidence was insufficient to support his convictions. After a review of the record and applicable law, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.

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