STATE OF TENNESSEE v. AURELIO GARCIA SANCHEZ - Articles

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Posted by: Chandra Williams on Dec 4, 2015

Head Comment: With concurring opinions.

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Comer L. Donnell, District Public Defender, Joe McLerran and Thomas H. Bilbrey, Assistant District Public Defenders, for the appellant, Aurelio Garcia Sanchez

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Brent C. Cherry, Senior Counsel; Tom P. Thompson, Jr., District Attorney General; and Justin G. Harris, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WEDEMEYER

A Macon County jury convicted the Defendant, Aurelio Garcia Sanchez, of five counts of rape of a child. The trial court sentenced the Defendant to serve consecutive twenty-five year sentences for each conviction, for an effective sentence of 125 years in the Tennessee Department of Correction. On appeal, the Defendant contends that: (1) the trial court erred when it denied his motion to suppress his statement to police; (2) the evidence is insufficient to sustain his convictions; and (3) the trial court erred when it imposed consecutive sentences. After a thorough review of the record and applicable authorities, we affirm the trial court?s judgments.