State of Tennessee v. Crystal Miranda Kirby

State of Tennessee v. Crystal Miranda Kirby

A Campbell County Criminal Court Jury found the appellant, Crystal Miranda Kirby, guilty of the first degree premeditated murder, second degree murder, and especially aggravated robbery of Jonathan Pierce. The trial court imposed concurrent sentences of life, twenty-one years, and eighteen years, respectively. On appeal, the appellant challenges the trial court's pretrial ruling on the admissibility of a statement she made in the course of plea negotiations and the sufficiency of the evidence sustaining her conviction of first degree premeditated murder. Upon review, we affirm the judgments of the trial court; however, we remand for an entry of a judgment reflecting that the conviction for second degree murder is merged into the conviction for first degree murder.

Authoring Judge: 
Judge Norma McGee Ogle
Originating Judge: 
Judge E. Shayne Sexton
Date Filed: 
Friday, May 7, 2010