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Posted by: Landry Butler on Jul 11, 2017

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Lloyd A. Levitt (at trial) and Michael L. Acuff (at motion for new trial and on appeal), Chattanooga, Tennessee, for the appellant, Tedarrius Lebron Myles.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Robert W. Wilson, Assistant Attorney General; Neal Pinkston, District Attorney General; and Brian Finlay and Kristen Spires, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WILLIAMS

A jury convicted the Defendant, Tedarrius Lebron Myles, of attempted second degree murder, a Class B felony, and employing a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony, a Class C felony. The Defendant appeals, arguing that the evidence was insufficient to support the verdicts, that hearsay evidence regarding the Defendant’s identity was admitted in error, and that the State failed to qualify an expert witness to testify. After a thorough review of the record, we conclude that the evidence was sufficient and that the Defendant cannot demonstrate plain error in the admission of evidence, and we accordingly affirm the judgments of the trial court.