STATE OF TENNESSEE v. MITCHELL BLAKE PUCKETT - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Mar 27, 2017

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

James L. Baum, Burns, Tennessee (on appeal), and David W. Wyatt, Ashland City, Tennessee (at trial), for the Appellant, Mitchell Blake Puckett.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; David H. Findley, Senior Counsel; Dan M. Alsobrooks, District Attorney General; and Robert S. Wilson, Assistant District Attorney General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): OGLE

A Cheatham County Circuit Court Jury convicted the Appellant, Mitchell Blake Puckett, of attempted first degree premeditated murder, a Class A felony, for which he received a sixteen-year sentence. On appeal, the Appellant challenges the sufficiency of the evidence sustaining his conviction. He concedes that the evidence established he committed attempted second degree murder but maintains that the State failed to adduce proof of premeditation to sustain a conviction of first degree murder. Upon review, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.

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