STATE OF TENNESSEE v. LAWRENCE TAYLOR III aka “PIG” - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Sep 1, 2016

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Richard McFall, Covington, Tennessee, for the appellant, Lawrence Taylor, III, aka "PIG".

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Zachary T. Hinkle, Assistant Attorney General; D. Mike Dunavant, District Attorney General; and Walt Freeland, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): DYER

The defendant, Lawrence Taylor III, aka "Pig," was indicted for first degree murder, especially aggravated kidnapping, and aggravated assault. After trial, a jury found the defendant guilty of the lesser-included offense of second degree murder, especially aggravated kidnapping, and aggravated assault. The defendant argues on appeal that the guilty verdict is not supported by the evidence and the trial court improperly admitted a prior written statement of an unavailable witness into evidence. The State argues the evidence was sufficient to sustain the convictions, and the trial court properly allowed the witness?s prior statement to be read into evidence. Following our review, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.

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