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Posted by: Landry Butler on Mar 10, 2017

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Stephen C. Bush, District Public Defender; Tony N. Brayton, Assistant District Public Defender (on appeal); and John Zastrow and Patrick Newport, Assistant District Public Defenders (at trial), for the appellant, Yusuf Rahman.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Jeffrey D. Zentner, Assistant Attorney General; Amy P. Weirich, District Attorney General; and Josh Corman and Meghan Fowler, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WILLIAMS

A jury convicted the Defendant, Yusuf Rahman, of one count of attempted second degree murder, two counts of aggravated assault, and one count of domestic assault. The trial court sentenced the Defendant to thirty years for attempted second degree murder, fifteen years for each aggravated assault conviction, and eleven months and twenty-nine days for domestic assault. The trial court ran the sentences concurrently and merged the aggravated assault convictions. The Defendant asserts that the evidence is insufficient to support the attempted second degree murder conviction and that the trial court should have instructed the jury on self-defense. After a thorough review of the record, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.