STATE OF TENNESSEE V. KENON PACK and JENNIFER BANKS - Articles

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Posted by: Barry Kolar on May 26, 2015

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Claiborne H. Ferguson, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, Kenon Pack.

Stephen Bush, Chief Public Defender; Barry W. Kuhn (on appeal) and Trent Hall (at trial), Assistant Public Defenders, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, Jennifer Banks.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; David H. Findley, Senior Counsel; Amy P. Weirich, District Attorney General; Eric Christensen and Lora Fowler, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): EASTER

The Defendants, Kenon Pack and Jennifer Banks, were both indicted by the Shelby County Grand Jury for two counts of aggravated child abuse for injuries inflicted upon Defendant Banks's five-year-old daughter. After a jury trial, both Defendants were convicted as charged, and the trial court merged the two sets of convictions into a single count of aggravated child abuse for each Defendant. On appeal, both Defendants challenge the sufficiency of the convicting evidence as well as the trial court's rulings regarding the admission and exclusion of certain evidence. Upon thorough review of the record, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.