STATE OF TENNESSEE v. CHAD RAY THOMPSON - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Dec 1, 2016

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Robert S. Peters, Winchester, Tennessee, for the appellant, Chad Ray Thompson.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; M. Todd Ridley, Assistant Attorney General; Lisa Zavogiannis, District Attorney General; and Randall Gilliam and Thomas Miner, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WOODALL

Chad Ray Thompson (“the Defendant”) was indicted by the Warren County Grand Jury for one count of first degree premeditated murder, one count of first degree felony murder, and one count of especially aggravated robbery in connection with the death of his cousin, Tracy Allen Martin (“the victim”). Following a jury trial, the Defendant was convicted of first degree premeditated murder, first degree felony murder, and facilitation of especially aggravated robbery. On appeal, the Defendant argues that there was insufficient evidence to show premeditation for his first degree premeditated murder conviction and that there was insufficient evidence to prove the underlying felony of especially aggravated robbery for his first degree felony murder conviction. Upon review, we conclude that the Defendant is not entitled to relief. Accordingly, the judgments of the trial court are affirmed.

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