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Posted by: Landry Butler on Dec 7, 2017

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Joseph A. Fanduzz, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Anthony Jay Harris.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Courtney N. Orr, Assistant Attorney General; Charme P. Allen, District Attorney General; and Leslie Nassios, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): EASTER

Defendant, Anthony J. Harris, was convicted of two counts of facilitation of felony murder and one count of facilitation of attempted second degree murder. He received an effective sentence of twenty-two years. On appeal, Defendant argues that the evidence at trial was insufficient to support each of his convictions, that his due process and speedy trial rights were violated by the timing of the superseding indictment, that the trial court erred by not allowing Defendant’s expert witness to testify, that the State failed to properly preserve evidence, and that the State made improper remarks in their closing argument. After review, we hold that Defendant is not entitled to relief on any of his claims. The judgments of the trial court are affirmed.