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Posted by: Chandra Williams on Dec 16, 2015

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Claiborne Hambrick Ferguson (on appeal) and Joseph Andrew McClusky (at trial), Memphis, Tennessee, for the Appellant, Quincy Howze.

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, Assistant District Attorney General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

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Appellant, Quincy Howze, stands convicted of one count of aggravated robbery, a Class B felony. The trial court sentenced him as a Range II, multiple offender to serve twenty years at 100% release eligibility based on his two prior convictions of the same. Appealing his conviction and sentence, appellant raises three issues: (1) whether the trial court erred in omitting a special jury instruction on identity; (2) whether the evidence was sufficient to support his conviction; and (3) whether the trial court erred in sentencing him to the maximum term allowed by law. Upon our review, we affirm the judgment of the criminal court.