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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Feb 24, 2015

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Stephen C. Bush, District Public Defender; and Barry W. Kuhn (on appeal), Kindle Elizabeth Nance (at trial), and Gerald Daniel Skahan (at trial), Assistant District Public Defenders, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, Martinez Dennis.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; J. Ross Dyer, Senior Counsel; Amy P. Weirich, District Attorney General; and Douglas Gregory Gilbert and Lessie Lee Calhoun Rainey, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

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Appellant, Martinez Dennis, was convicted by a Shelby County jury of felony murder during the perpetration of a robbery and was sentenced by the trial court to life in prison. In this appeal, he raises two issues: (1) whether the trial court erred in denying his motion to suppress his custodial statement to law enforcement officers; and (2) whether the evidence was sufficient to sustain his conviction. Upon our review, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.