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Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Jan 14, 2016

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Vanessa P. Bryan, District Public Defender; Benjamin C. Signer, Assistant Public Defender (on appeal); and Robert W. Jones and M. James Pulido, Assistant Public Defenders (at trial), for the appellant, Lloyd Arlan Jones.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Brent C. Cherry, Senior Counsel; Kim R. Helper, District Attorney General; and Tammy J. Rettig, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): THOMAS

The Defendant, Lloyd Arlan Jones, appeals as of right from his jury conviction for domestic assault. The Defendant contends that the trial court erred by admitting several hearsay statements into evidence and by declining to charge domestic assault by extremely offensive or provocative physical contact as a lesser-included offense of domestic assault by causing bodily injury. Furthermore, he submits that the cumulative result of these errors entitles him to a new trial. Following our review, we discern no error and affirm the trial court?s judgment.