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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Nov 18, 2016

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Joshua B. Dougan, Jackson, Tennessee (on appeal); and Micah Gates, Memphis, Tennessee (at trial), for the appellant, Ellis Johnson.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Jonathan H. Wardle, Assistant Attorney General; Amy P. Weirich, District Attorney General; and Melanie H. Cox, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): GLENN

The defendant, Ellis Johnson, was convicted by a Shelby County Criminal Court jury of aggravated burglary, a Class C felony, and was sentenced to thirteen years in the Department of Correction. On appeal, he argues that: (1) the trial court erred in allowing the victim to testify about her injuries; (2) the trial court erred in ruling that the State could introduce five of his prior convictions for impeachment purposes; (3) the evidence is insufficient to sustain his conviction; and (4) he is entitled to relief due to the cumulative effect of the errors. After review, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.