STATE OF TENNESSEE v. DEQUAN HASANI BERTRAND - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on May 4, 2017

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Frank T. McLeod (at trial), and Joshua L. Brand (on appeal), Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Dequan Hasani Bertrand.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Alexander C. Vey, Assistant Attorney General; Glenn R. Funk, District Attorney General; and Amy M. Hunter, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WEDEMEYER

A Davidson County jury convicted the Defendant, Dequan Hasani Bertrand, of aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary, and employment of a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony. The jury acquitted the Defendant of one count of aggravated rape and was unable to reach a verdict as to two other counts of aggravated rape. The trial court sentenced the Defendant to a total effective sentence of twenty-four years. On appeal, the Defendant contends that: (1) the trial court erred when it admitted the victim’s identification of him; (2) the evidence is insufficient to sustain his convictions; and (3) the trial court erred when it sentenced him to the maximum sentences within his range and ordered his sentences to run consecutively. After review, we affirm the trial court’s judgments.

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