STATE OF TENNESSEE v. CHRISTOPHER KING KNIGHT - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Sep 28, 2017

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Benjamin S. Harmon, Savannah, Tennessee, for the appellant, Christopher King Knight.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slattery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Renee W. Turner, Senior Counsel; Matthew F. Stowe, District Attorney General; John Turnbow and Carthel L. Smith, Jr., Assistant District Attorneys General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WEDEMEYER

A Hardin County jury convicted the Defendant, Christopher Knight, of second degree murder, and the trial court sentenced him to twenty-two years in confinement. In this appeal, the Defendant contends that: (1) the trial court failed to excuse a juror for cause when the juror had extrajudicial information about the Defendant; (2) the trial court failed to perform its role as the thirteenth juror; and (3) the evidence is insufficient to support his conviction. After review, we affirm the trial court’s judgment.

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