STATE OF TENNESSEE v. DONALD KEITH WATTS, A/K/A "DUCK" - Articles

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Posted by: Chandra Williams on May 13, 2016

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Hilary H. Duke (on appeal) and Joseph L. Hornick (at trial), Dickson, Tennessee, for the appellant, Donald Keith Watts, a/k/a “Duck.”

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Brent C. Cherry, Senior Counsel; Dan M. Alsobrooks, District Attorney General; and W. Ray Crouch, Jr., Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): GLENN

The defendant, Donald Keith Watts, a/k/a “Duck,” was convicted of rape and sentenced to eight years at 100%. On appeal, he argues that the trial court erred in denying his motion for mistrial because of an allegedly improper argument by the State and that the evidence is insufficient to sustain the verdict. Following our review, we affirm the judgment of of the trial court.

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