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Posted by: Landry Butler on Mar 16, 2018

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Robert Brooks (on appeal), Memphis, Tennessee, and Deandrey Peterson, pro se (at trial), for the appellant, Deandrey Peterson.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Linda D. Kirklen, Assistant Attorney General; Amy P. Weirich, District Attorney General; and Abby Wallace and Carrie Shelton, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WILLIAMS

The Defendant, Deandrey Peterson, appeals his convictions for aggravated rape, aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony for which he received an effective thirty-year sentence. On appeal, the Defendant contends that the evidence is insufficient to support his convictions and that the trial court violated Tennessee Rule of Evidence 404(b) in allowing the State to present evidence of offenses committed against other victims. We conclude that the trial court committed reversible error in admitting evidence of other criminal offenses. Accordingly, we reverse the judgments of the trial court and remand the case for a new trial.