STATE OF TENNESSEE v. DEREDIOUS OTIS, BRASHARD GIBBS, and CARLOS KEY - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Feb 15, 2018

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Lance R. Chism (on appeal) and Eric Scott Hall (at trial), Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, Deredious Otis.

Attorneys 2:

Eric Mogy, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, Brashard Gibbs.

Judge(s): GLENN

Defendants Deredious Otis and Carlos Key each were convicted of one count of first degree premeditated murder and two counts of attempted first degree murder, and Defendant Brashard Gibbs was convicted of one count of first degree premeditated murder, five counts of attempted first degree murder, and three counts of employing a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony. Defendants Otis and Key each were sentenced to life for their first degree murder conviction and twenty-five years for each of their attempted first degree murder convictions, with all sentences to be served consecutively. Defendant Gibbs was sentenced to life for the first degree murder conviction, twenty-five years for each of the five counts of attempted first degree murder, and six years for each of the three counts of employing a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony, with all sentences to be served consecutively. On appeal, all three Defendants argue that the evidence is insufficient to support the verdicts and that the trial court erred in consolidating the indictments; and Defendants Otis and Gibbs argue that the court erred in sentencing. Following our review, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.

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