State of Tennessee v. Antonio Henderson

State of Tennessee v. Antonio Henderson
W2015-00151-SC-R11-CD

We granted the application for permission to appeal of the Defendant, Antonio Henderson, in this case to determine whether the evidence is sufficient to support his conviction for especially aggravated robbery. The Defendant contends that the serious bodily injury to the victim occurred after the robbery was complete and that, as a result, he could have committed only an aggravated robbery. We hold that, under the facts and circumstances of this case, the victim’s serious bodily injury was inflicted before the Defendant had completed robbing the victim with a deadly weapon. Accordingly, the evidence supports the Defendant’s conviction of especially aggravated robbery. Therefore, albeit for different reasons, we affirm the judgment of the Court of Criminal Appeals.  

Authoring Judge: 
Chief Justice Jeffrey S. Bivins
Originating Judge: 
Judge Paula Skahan
Date Filed: 
Thursday, October 5, 2017