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Posted by: Chandra Williams on Dec 16, 2015

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Michael Edwin Scholl (on appeal), Memphis, Tennessee; Stephen C. Bush, District Public Defender, and Michael J. Johnson, Assistant District Public Defender (at trial), for the Appellant, Carlos Gonzalez.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Clarence E. Lutz, Senior Counsel; Amy P. Weirich, District Attorney General; and Jose Francisco Leon and Neal Oldham, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

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Appellant, Carlos Gonzalez, stands convicted of one count of second degree murder, three counts of attempted second degree murder, one count of misdemeanor reckless endangerment (a lesser-included offense of attempted second degree murder), three counts of aggravated assault, and three counts of employing a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony. He was acquitted of one count of employing a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony. The trial court sentenced him to an effective sentence of fifty-two years. On appeal, appellant argues that the trial court erred in its admission and exclusion of evidence, that the evidence was insufficient to support his conviction for second degree murder, and that the trial court erred in its sentencing. Following our review, we affirm the judgments of the trial court but remand for correction of the judgment documents.