Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals
Jay Umerley, Nashville, Tennessee (on appeal) and Nicholas McGregor, Nashville, Tennessee (at trial) for the appellant, L. Clay Shuler, II.
Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Renee W. Turner, Senior Assistant Attorney General; Glenn R. Funk, District Attorney General; and Ronald Dowdy and Addie Askew, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.
Defendant, L. Clay Shuler, II, was convicted of first degree premeditated murder, tampering with evidence, and setting fire to personal property or land. The trial court imposed a sentence of life for first degree murder, six years for tampering with evidence, to be served consecutively to the life sentence, and a concurrent two-year sentence for setting fire to personal property. On appeal, Defendant argues that the evidence was insufficient to support his convictions. Having reviewed the entire record and the briefs of the parties, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.