No. E2009-01697-SC-R11-CD.

382 S.W.3d 266 (2012)

STATE of Tennessee v. Travis Kinte ECHOLS.

Supreme Court of Tennessee, at Knoxville.

October 10, 2012.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Robert L. Jolley, Jr. , Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Travis Kinte Echols.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr. , Attorney General and Reporter; William E. Young , Solicitor General; John H. Bledsoe and Mark A. Fulks , Senior Counsel; Randall E. Nichols , District Attorney General; and Philip Morton , Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.


GARY R. WADE, C.J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which JANICE M. HOLDER, CORNELIA A. CLARK, WILLIAM C. KOCH, JR., and SHARON G. LEE, JJ., joined.

The defendant, convicted of felony murder and sentenced to life in prison, appealed to the Court of Criminal Appeals alleging a number of errors in the conduct of the trial, particularly the trial court's failure to suppress a statement the defendant had made to the police. The Court of Criminal...

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