State of Tennessee v. Coynick Boswell

State of Tennessee v. Coynick Boswell
W2016-02591-CCA-R3-CD

Following a jury trial, the defendant, Coynick Boswell, was convicted of the first-degree murder of the victim, Kadrian Woods. On appeal the defendant challenges the sufficiency of the evidence to support his conviction for premeditated murder and his request for and instruction on self-defense. Having thoroughly reviewed the record and although the evidence is sufficient to sustain the jury’s verdict, we conclude that the trial court erred when it failed to instruct the jury as to self-defense. Accordingly, we reverse the judgment of the trial court and remand the matter for a new trial.

Authoring Judge: 
Judge J. Ross Dyer
Originating Judge: 
Judge James C. Beasley, Jr.
Date Filed: 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017