STATE OF TENNESSEE v. CHRISTOPHER GATEWOOD - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Mar 21, 2018

Head Comment: Correction: page 12, paragraph 2, line 17, "croos-examination" has been changed to "cross-examination"

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Nicholas W. Spangler, Assistant Attorney General; M. Neal Pinkston, District Attorney General; Boyd Patterson and Leslie Longshore, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the appellant, State of Tennessee.

Attorneys 2:

D. Marty Lasley (on appeal) and William Speek (at hearing and on appeal), Chattanooga, Tennessee, for the appellee, Christopher Gatewood.

Judge(s): MONTGOMERY

The Defendant, Christopher Gatewood, is charged in the Hamilton County Criminal Court with rape of a child. See T.C.A. § 39-13-522 (2014). The State contends in this interlocutory appeal pursuant to Tennessee Rule of Appellate Procedure 9 that the trial court erred in granting the Defendant’s motion in limine to exclude evidence of the alleged victim’s statements to a nurse practitioner on Confrontation Clause grounds. We affirm the order of the trial court.