All Content

Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Apr 7, 2015

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Stephen C. Bush, District Public Defender; and Harry E. Sayle III (on appeal) and Lawrence R. White (at trial), Assistant District Public Defenders, for the appellant, Ed Loyde.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Jonathan H. Wardle, Assistant Attorney General; Amy P. Weirich, District Attorney General; and Teri Fratesi and Cavett Ostner, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WILLIAMS

The defendant, Ed Loyde, was convicted of one count of rape of a child, a Class A felony, and one count of aggravated sexual battery, a Class B felony. He received an effective sentence of thirty-five years. On appeal, he raises the sole issue of whether the evidence was sufficient to support his convictions. After thoroughly reviewing the record, the briefs of the parties, and the applicable law, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.