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Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Apr 26, 2016

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Stephen C. Bush, District Public Defender; and Barry W. Kuhn (on appeal) and Kamilah Turner and Cliff Abeles (at trial), Assistant District Public Defenders, for the Appellant, Cordricus Arnold.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Jonathan H. Wardle, Assistant Attorney General; Amy P. Weirich, District Attorney General; and Pamela Stark and Reginald Henderson, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WILLIAMS

The defendant, Cordricus Arnold, was convicted of first degree (felony) murder. On appeal, he argues that the evidence was insufficient to sustain his conviction and that the trial court erred by failing to instruct the jury regarding the offense of voluntary manslaughter. Following our review of the briefs of the parties, the record, and the applicable law, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.