STATE OF TENNESSEE v. DOYALE MONTEZ BLACKSMITH - Articles

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Posted by: Chandra Williams on Jul 29, 2015

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Nicholas McGregor (on appeal) and Shaw Cunningham (at trial), Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Doyale Montez Blacksmith.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Jonathan H. Wardle, Assistant Attorney General; Victor S. (Torry) Johnson III, District Attorney General; and Hugh Ammerman and Toli Rosenblum, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): MONTGOMERY

The Defendant, Doyale Montez Blacksmith, was convicted by a Davidson County Criminal Court jury of aggravated rape, a Class A felony, aggravated kidnapping, a Class A felony, and aggravated stalking, a Class E felony. See T.C.A. §§ 39-13-502 (2014), 39-13-304 (2014), 39-17-315 (2010) (amended 2012). The trial court sentenced the Defendant as a Range II, multiple offender to concurrent terms of thirty years for aggravated rape and fifteen years for aggravated kidnapping each at 100% service. The trial court sentenced the Defendant as a Range III, persistent offender to five years for aggravated stalking and ordered the sentence be served consecutively to the aggravated rape and aggravated kidnapping sentences, for an effective thirty-five-year sentence. On appeal, the Defendant contends that the evidence is insufficient to support his aggravated rape conviction. We affirm the Defendant?s aggravated rape conviction.

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