STATE OF TENNESSEE v. MARIO JONES - Articles

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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Dec 28, 2016

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Joseph S. Ozment (on appeal), and Larry E. Fitzgerald (at trial), Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, Mario Jones.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; David H. Findley, Senior Counsel; Amy P. Weirich, District Attorney General; and Abby Wallace and Will Cranford, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): THOMAS

Following a jury trial, the Defendant, Mario Jones, was convicted of two counts of rape of a child involving two different victims. He now appeals as of right from those convictions challenging the sufficiency of the evidence, noting that there was no forensic evidence to bolster the victims' narratives and asserting that those narratives lacked credibility. Following our review, we conclude that the evidence was sufficient to support the Defendant's convictions. Therefore, the trial court's judgments are affirmed.

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