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Posted by: Landry Butler on Sep 25, 2017

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Roger E. Nell, District Public Defender; and Charles S. Bloodworth, Assistant District Public Defender, Clarksville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Joshua Glenn Black.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; M. Todd Ridley, Assistant Attorney General; John W. Carney, District Attorney General; and Robert Nash, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WILLIAMS

A Montgomery County jury convicted the Defendant, Joshua Glenn Black, of first degree premeditated murder, felony murder, and two counts of especially aggravated kidnapping. The trial court imposed an effective sentence of life imprisonment. On appeal, the Defendant contends that (1) the trial court erred in allowing a trial exhibit, the front door from the victim’s apartment, to remain in the courtroom for a period of time during the trial and (2) the State engaged in prosecutorial misconduct during closing arguments. Upon reviewing the record and the applicable law, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.