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Posted by: Barry Kolar on May 14, 2015

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Jennifer J. Mitchell (on appeal) and A. Brook Stevenson (at trial), Memphis, Tennessee, for the Defendant-Appellant, Rodney Williams.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Jonathan H. Wardle, Assistant Attorney General; Amy P. Weirich, District Attorney General; and Pamela Fleming-Stark and Omar Malik, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): GLENN

The defendant, Rodney Williams, was convicted by a Shelby County Criminal Court jury of aggravated robbery, a Class B felony, and was sentenced to twelve years in the Department of Correction. On appeal, he argues that: (1) the evidence is insufficient to sustain his conviction; (2) the trial court erred in allowing recordings of his jailhouse phone calls into evidence; (3) the trial court erred in admonishing him in the presence of the jury; and (4) the trial court erred in imposing the maximum sentence. After review, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.