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A jury convicted appellant John Blackmon of felony murder and other offenses in connection with the 2013 shooting death of Timothy Blalock and the aggravated assault and aggravated battery of Timothy Ghiden. Blackmon appealed the denial of his motion for new trial, contending that the trial
court erred by failing to suppress the results of an impermissibly suggestive photographic lineup, thereby violating his right to due process, and denying his motion for directed verdicts. The Supreme Court found no merit in his claims, but in its review of the record, the Court found the trial court erred when it failed to sentence him for unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Accordingly, the Court affirmed in part, vacated in part, and remanded this case for resentencing.