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Posted by: Landry Butler on Sep 6, 2017

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Robert Golder, Memphis, Tennessee (on appeal), and Joseph McClusky and Chelsea Harris, Memphis, Tennessee (at trial) for the appellant, Eric Sims.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Breanne N. Hataway, Assistant Attorney General; Amy Weirich, District Attorney General; and Raymond Lepone and Neil Oldham, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): DYER

Following a jury trial, Eric Sims, the defendant, was convicted of one count of first degree murder, six counts of attempted first degree murder, and six counts of employment of a firearm during attempted first degree murder. The trial court imposed an effective sentence of life in prison plus one hundred and eighty-six years. On appeal, the defendant challenges the sufficiency of the evidence to sustain his convictions, the admission of evidence regarding his gang affiliation, and the length of his sentence. Following our review, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.