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Posted by: Chandra Williams on Jul 18, 2016

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Seth M. Seagraves, Memphis, Tennessee (on appeal); Larry D. Sims, II and Danielle Mitchell-Sims, Memphis, Tennessee (at trial), for the appellant, Lorenzo Brown.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Robert H. Wilson, Assistant Attorney General; Amy P. Weirich, District Attorney General; and Carla L. Taylor, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): GLENN

The defendant, Lorenzo Brown, was convicted by a Shelby County Criminal Court jury of attempted voluntary manslaughter, possession of a firearm during the attempted commission of a dangerous felony, and aggravated assault. The trial court sentenced him to four years for the attempted voluntary manslaughter conviction, three years for the firearm conviction, and five years for the aggravated assault conviction, with the four- and three-year sentences to be served consecutively and the five-year sentence concurrently, for an effective sentence of seven years, in the county workhouse. On appeal, he argues that the evidence is insufficient to support his attempted voluntary manslaughter and firearm convictions. After review, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.