STATE OF TENNESSEE v. BILLY JOE NELSON - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Oct 16, 2017

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Jeremy W. Parham, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Billy Joe Nelson.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Alexander C. Vey, Assistant Attorney General; Craig Northcott, District Attorney General; Kristy K. West and Jason Michael Ponder, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): HOLLOWAY

Following a trial, a Coffee County jury found the Defendant, Billy Joe Nelson, guilty of aggravated rape, carjacking, robbery, and two counts of aggravated kidnapping. The trial court sentenced the Defendant to a total effective sentence of thirty years in the Department of Correction. On appeal, the Defendant challenges whether the State sufficiently proved his identity as the perpetrator of the offenses. Upon review, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.

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