State of Tennessee v. William Darelle Smith

Date / Time: 
February 7, 2013 - 9:00am

Lower court summary:

A Davidson County jury convicted the Defendant, William Darelle Smith, of first degree
premeditated murder, and the trial court sentenced the Defendant to serve a life sentence in the
Tennessee Department of Correction. The Defendant appeals his conviction, claiming the
following: (1) the trial court erred when it allowed the Defendant’s girlfriend to testify about
threatening statements the Defendant made two or three days before the victim’s murder; (2)
the evidence is insufficient to support his conviction; and (3) the trial court erred when it failed
to inquire into possible juror misconduct. After a thorough review of the record and applicable
law, we affirm the trial court’s judgment.

Supreme Court
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