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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on May 19, 2017

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

James E. Thomas, Memphis, Tennessee (on appeal), Robert Jones, District Public Defender; Amy Mayne and Michael Johnson, Assistant District Public Defenders (at trial), for the appellant, Roy Robinson.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Jonathan H. Wardle, Assistant Attorney General; Amy P. Weirich, District Attorney General; and Tracy Jones and Ann Schiller, Assistant District Attorney Generals, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): DYER

A Shelby County jury found the defendant, Roy Robinson, guilty of aggravated assault and second degree murder. The trial court imposed an effective twenty-year sentence to be served at one hundred percent, and the defendant appealed. On appeal, the defendant challenges the sufficiency of the evidence supporting his second degree murder conviction, arguing he shot his victim in self-defense. The State asserts sufficient evidence exists to support the second degree murder conviction. After our review, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.