Death Penalty, Sufficiency of Evidence of Aggravating Circumstances

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Decisions of the Tennessee Supreme Court

State v. Miller,  No. W2019-00197-SC-DDT-DD  (Tenn. Dec. 7, 2021)

The relevant inquiry is whether a rational jury, taking the evidence in the light most favorable to the State, could have found the existence of the aggravating circumstances beyond a reasonable doubt. Clayton, 535 S.W.3d at 850; State v. Kiser, 284 S.W.3d 227, 272 (Tenn. 2009).


Decisions of the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals


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