A Davidson county jury returned a verdict in the Mark Chesnut shooting of attempted first degree murder. The co-defendant who shot Officer Chesnut plead guilty on the morning of trial. The key question that had to be determined by the jury was the defendant criminally responsible for the shooting. In Tennessee , a person is just as guilty as the man that pulled the trigger if the jury finds he was criminally responsible for the criminal act.
Here’s the law :
Base upon Tennessee law if the jury found the defendant gave the gun to the shooter. The co-defendant is just as guilty.