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A grand jury returned an indictment against John Hites for his involvement with the 2010 stabbing of Che Mitchem. Hites appealed the denial of his motion for new trial, as amended, and his conviction for felony murder while in the commission of aggravated assault in connection with the stabbing. He challenged the introduction of evidence of his prior conviction, the refusal to allow him to testify about certain alleged statements of the victim, and the effectiveness of his trial counsel. Finding no merit to Hites' challenges, the Supreme Court affirmed the trial court's denial.