STATE OF TENNESSEE v. KAYLON SEBRON BAILEY - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Sep 5, 2017

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Wesley D. Stone, Knoxville, Tennessee (on appeal); and Zachary Newman, Chattanooga, Tennessee (at trial), for the Defendant-Appellant, Kaylon Sebron Bailey.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Benjamin A. Ball, Senior Counsel; M. Neal Pinkston, District Attorney General; and Bates W. Bryan, Jr., and Jason D. Demastus, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): MCMULLEN

Following a mistrial for juror misconduct, the Defendant-Appellant, Kaylon Sebron Bailey, was convicted as charged by a Hamilton County Criminal Court jury of first degree premeditated murder and possession of a firearm after having been convicted of a felony drug offense. See T.C.A. §§ 39-13-202, 39-17-1307(b)(1)(B) (Supp. 2011). The trial court imposed a life sentence for the murder conviction before sentencing Bailey, pursuant to an agreement between the parties, as a Range I, standard offender to a concurrent two-year sentence for the firearm offense. On appeal, Bailey argues (1) the trial court erred in admitting the victim’s statements identifying him as the perpetrator of the shooting, and (2) the evidence is insufficient to sustain his convictions. We affirm Bailey’s convictions but remand the case for entry of a corrected judgment in Count 1 reflecting an indicted and conviction offense of first degree premeditated murder in violation of Tennessee Code Annotated section 39-13-202 and a corrected judgment in Count 2 reflecting an indicted offense of possession of a firearm after having been convicted of a felony drug offense in violation of Tennessee Code Annotated section 39-17-1307.

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