State of Tennessee v. Andre Bowen

State of Tennessee v. Andre Bowen

A Shelby County grand jury indicted the defendant, Andre Bowen, and his co-defendant, Anthony Olivo, for two counts of first-degree, felony murder (Counts 1 and 2) and attempted especially aggravated robbery (Count 3). The grand jury also indicted the defendant for two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon (Counts 4 and 5). After a joint trial, the jury acquitted the defendant on Count 1 but found him guilty of the lesser-included offense of facilitation of first-degree, felony murder in Count 2, attempted especially aggravated robbery in Count 3, and unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in Counts 4 and 5, for which the trial court imposed an effective sentence of seventy-two years. On appeal, the defendant challenges the
sufficiency of the evidence supporting his convictions and argues the trial court erred in sentencing. After our review, we affirm the judgments of the trial court, but remand the case for a new sentencing hearing as to Counts 4 and 5 to reflect the appropriate felony classification for each offense and for entry of new sentences for each conviction.

Authoring Judge: 
Judge J. Ross Dyer
Originating Judge: 
Judge Lee V. Coffee
Date Filed: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021