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Posted by: Landry Butler on Jun 7, 2018

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

George Morton Googe, District Public Defender; Gregory D. Gookin, Assistant Public Defender, Jackson, Tennessee, for the appellant, Christopher Orlando Lyles.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; James E. Gaylord, Senior Counsel; Jerry Woodall, District Attorney General; and Shaun A. Brown and Jody S. Pickens, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): GLENN

The Defendant, Christopher Orlando Lyles, was convicted by a Madison County Circuit Court jury of first degree felony murder; second degree murder, a Class A felony; two counts of especially aggravated kidnapping, Class A felonies; three counts of attempted aggravated robbery, Class C felonies; and aggravated burglary, a Class C felony, and was sentenced to an effective term of life imprisonment. On appeal, the Defendant argues that the trial court erred in granting the State two continuances and that the evidence is insufficient to sustain his convictions. After review, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.