STATE OF TENNESSEE v. TERRY BUTLER - Articles

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Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Jun 6, 2016

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Joseph A. McClusky and Joseph Massey (on appeal), Leslie Ballin (at trial), Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, Terry Butler.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Rachel E. Willis, Senior Counsel; Amy P. Weirich, District Attorney General; and Jessica Banti and Rachel Russell, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): MONTGOMERY

The Defendant, Terry Butler, was convicted by a Shelby County Criminal Court jury of tampering with evidence, a Class C felony, three counts of official misconduct, a Class E felony, and two counts of official oppression, a Class E felony. The trial court merged the three counts of official misconduct and sentenced the Defendant to an effective four years to be served on five years? probation. On appeal, the Defendant contends that (1) the evidence is insufficient to support his convictions, (2) the indictment for Count 3, official misconduct, was defective, and (3) the trial court erred in denying judicial diversion. We affirm the judgments of the trial court.

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