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Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on May 9, 2016

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Manuel B. Russ, Nashville, Tennessee (on appeal), and Jack Arnold, Ashland City, Tennessee (at trial), for the Appellant, Antonio L. Nelson.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Sophia S. Lee, Senior Counsel; Dan M. Alsobrooks, District Attorney General; and Robert S. Wilson and Margaret Sagi, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): OGLE

The Appellant, Antonio L. Nelson, pled nolo contendere in the Cheatham County Circuit Court to aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery, aggravated rape, and two counts of theft of property valued over $1,000 but less than $10,000. The trial court sentenced the Appellant to a total effective sentence of forty years. On appeal, the Appellant challenges the length of the individual sentences imposed by the trial court and the trial court?s imposition of consecutive sentencing. Upon review, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.