STATE OF TENNESSEE v. BRANDON LEE CLYMER - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Nov 9, 2017

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Dawn Deaner, District Public Defender; Jeffrey A. Devasher (on appeal), Georgia Simms (at trial), and Kevin Griffith (at trial), Assistant District Public Defenders; for the appellant, Brandon Lee Clymer.

Attorneys 2:

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

Judge(s): MONTGOMERY

The Defendant, Brandon Lee Clymer, was convicted of rape of a child by a Davidson County Criminal Court jury. He is serving a twenty-six-year, Range II sentence. On appeal, he contends that: (1) the evidence is insufficient to support his conviction, (2) the trial court erred in admitting evidence of the victim’s forensic interview, (3) the trial court erred in admitting the Defendant’s pretrial statement without redacting opinions expressed by police officers, (4) the trial court erred in overruling the Defendant’s objection to the State’s rebuttal closing argument, (5) he is entitled to a new trial due to cumulative trial error, and (6) the trial court imposed an unconstitutional and excessive sentence. We affirm the judgment of the trial court.

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