Premeditation, Evidence of

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Decisions of the Tennessee Supreme Court

State of Tennessee v. Reynolds, E2018-01732-SC-R11-CD   (Tenn. Nov. 29, 2021).

We are mindful that in determining the existence of premeditation, the trier of fact “may not engage in speculation.” State v. Jackson, 173 S.W.3d 401, 408 (Tenn. 2005). However, in evaluating a jury’s finding of premeditation, our duty “is not to contemplate all plausible inferences in the Defendant’s favor, but to draw all reasonable inferences from the evidence in favor of the State.” State v. Sisk, 343 S.W.3d 60, 67 (Tenn. 2011).

Decisions of the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals


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