JC man’s conviction appeal for 2006 murder case denied

Poncho Juan Delgado

An appeal for a Johnson City man’s murder conviction was denied Monday, court documents revealed.

Poncho Juan Delgado was convicted in 2013 of the 2006 murder of 41-year-old Robert Curtis. Prosecutors said Curtis was stabbed dozens of times and then his home was set on fire to cover up the crime.

He was sentenced in March 2013 to life in prison.

Delgado’s attorney Jim Bowman filed an appeal of the conviction with the Court of Criminal Appeals in Knoxville in April, claiming the state failed to prove premeditation in the murder.

“Following our review, we conclude that the evidence was sufficient to establish premeditation, and we therefore affirm the judgment of the trial court,” the opinion of the court read.

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