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Posted by: Chandra Williams on Sep 18, 2015

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Christopher V. Boiano (on appeal); and Jon J. Tucci (at trial), Nashville, Tennessee, for the Appellant, Randy Anthony Sanders.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Andrew C. Coulam, Assistant Attorney General; Lawrence Ray Whitley, District Attorney General; and Lytle Anthony James, Assistant District Attorney General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

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Appellant, Randy Anthony Sanders, was convicted of theft valued at $1,000 or more but less than $10,000, a Class D felony. The trial court sentenced appellant as a Range II, multiple offender to seven years in confinement. On appeal, appellant argues that: (1) the evidence was insufficient to support his conviction; (2) the indictment was improperly aggregated into one count and that because of the aggregation, the State should have made an election of facts; (3) the State improperly asked the jury to view the crime from the victim?s perspective during closing argument; (4) the State improperly argued facts that were not in the record during closing argument; and (5) the cumulative effect of these errors requires a new trial. Following our review of the parties? briefs, the record, and the applicable law, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.