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Posted by: Landry Butler on Jan 27, 2017

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Claiborne H. Ferguson (on appeal), Memphis, Tennessee; and Stephen C. Bush, District Public Defender; Jim Hale and Patrick Newport, Assistant Public Defenders (at trial), for the appellant, Robin Bass.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; David H. Findley, Assistant Attorney General; Amy P. Weirich, District Attorney General; and Pam Stark and Ray Lepone, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): THOMAS

The Defendant, Robin Bass, was convicted of first degree murder in the perpetration of or attempt to perpetrate a robbery. See Tenn. Code Ann. § 39-13-202(a)(2). In this appeal as of right, the Defendant contends that the evidence was insufficient to sustain his conviction, arguing that there was no proof that he intended to rob the victim or that the murder occurred during the perpetration of or attempt to perpetrate a robbery. Additionally, the Defendant argues that the extrajudicial confessions used to convict him were uncorroborated. Following our review, the judgment is affirmed.