State of Tennessee v. Davis Bradley Waldroup, Jr.

State of Tennessee v. Davis Bradley Waldroup, Jr.

The Polk County Grand Jury indicted Appellant, Davis Bradley Waldroup, Jr.,for two counts of especially aggravated kidnapping, one count of first degree murder, and one count of attempted first degree murder. These charges stemmed from an altercation Appellant had with his wife and her best friend at his trailer on Kimsey  Mountain. A jury convicted Appellant of one count each of aggravated kidnapping, especially aggravated kidnapping, voluntary manslaughter, and attempted second degree murder. The trial court sentenced Appellant to an effective sentence of thirty-two years. On appeal, Appellant argues that the evidence was insufficient to support his conviction of aggravated kidnapping, that the trial court erred in denying his motion for change of venue, erred in allowing the introduction into evidence of a photograph of one of the victim’s injuries, and erred in denying his motion for judgment of acquittal. After a thorough review of the record on appeal, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.

Authoring Judge: 
Judge Jerry L. Smith
Originating Judge: 
Judge Carroll L. Ross
Date Filed: 
Thursday, October 20, 2011