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Posted by: Chandra Williams on Feb 29, 2016

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

C. Dawn Deaner, District Public Defender; Jeffrey A. DeVasher (on appeal), J. Michael Engle (at trial) and Kristin Neff (at trial), Assistant District Public Defenders, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Antonio M. Crockett.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Benjamin A. Ball, Senior Counsel; Glenn Funk, District Attorney General; and Megan King, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): HOLLOWAY

A Davidson County jury found the Defendant, Antonio M. Crockett, guilty of first degree felony murder, for which the Defendant received a life sentence. On appeal from his conviction, the Defendant contends that (1) the trial court erred in denying the Defendant?s motion to sever his case from that of his co-defendant; (2) the evidence was insufficient to support his conviction; (3) the trial court erred in admitting the statement of the victim under the dying declaration hearsay exception; and (4) the trial court erred in ordering the Defendant?s life sentence to be served consecutively to a prior sentence. Upon review, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.