STATE OF TENNESSEE v. BENNIE EDWARD JACKSON, JR. a/k/a BENNY E. JACKSON, JR. - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Oct 5, 2017

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

David A. Dearolf, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Bennie Edward Jackson, Jr.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; M. Todd Ridley, Assistant Attorney General; Glenn R. Funk, District Attorney General; and Nathan McGregor, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WEDEMEYER

A Davidson County jury convicted the Defendant, Bennie Edward Jackson, Jr., of aggravated assault, and the trial court sentenced him to serve eight years of incarceration. On appeal, the Defendant contends that: (1) the evidence is insufficient to sustain his conviction; (2) he was subject to an unfair trial because the jury pool heard substantially prejudicial comments during voir dire; and (3) a State’s witness presented inflammatory and substantially prejudicial testimony to the jury that should have been prohibited. After review, we affirm the trial court’s judgment.

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