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Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Apr 12, 2016

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Stephen C. Bush, District Public Defender; Tony N. Brayton (on appeal) and Robert Gowen and John Zastrow (at trial), Assistant District Public Defenders, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, Christopher Brown.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Benjamin A. Ball, Senior Counsel; Amy P. Weirich, District Attorney General; and Sam Winning and Jeff Jones, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): HOLLOWAY

A Shelby County jury found the Defendant, Christopher Brown, guilty of one count of first degree premeditated murder and three counts of aggravated assault. On appeal, the Defendant asserts that the trial court erroneously admitted evidence of prior bad acts under Rule 404(b) of the Tennessee Rules of Evidence and that the evidence presented at trial was insufficient to support his convictions. Following a thorough review, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.