MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A criminal appeals court upheld the conviction of a former Memphis police officer accused of killing her wife.
Grant was also charged with attempted first-degree murder for shooting at Crowder's 12-year-old son as he ran from the house.
In an appeal case, Crowder's attorney argued that the court made an error in allowing a photo of the 12-year-old to be shown as well as allowing a witness to testify about statements the boy made to her.
They also argued that the evidence was insufficient and that the court should not have allowed a "defense of another" instruction to the jury.
The defense of another is used to justify using force against another person to protect a third person. The defense argued this only confused the jury.
However, the criminal appeals court affirmed each of these rulings.
Grant remains convicted of second-degree murder, reckless endangerment, and aggravated assault. She was sentenced to 20 years in jail.