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Murder Trial Day 2 – Victim and Experts Take the Stand

“Other notable witnesses the second day of the trial include former Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Detective Greg Pauch and Dr. Emily Dennison, the medical examiner who conducted the autopsy of Richards’ body.

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Murder Trial Underway – Attorney Gordon Byars Picks a Jury

“The murder trial for Willie Nathan Jones is underway with opening statements from the defense and prosecution already made Tuesday afternoon. . .”

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Mistrial Declared, Charges Dismissed in Tmr Theft Case

Judge Gary McKenzie ordered a mistrial and dismissed indictments against a Cookeville couple, but District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway said he’ll appeal.

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A Compassionate Judge Sentences a Veteran to 24 Hours in Jail, Then Joins Him Behind Bars

District Court Judge Lou Olivera, who presides over a treatment court for veterans with mental health issues in Cumberland County, N.C., explains what the court does and what it means to him. (Cumberland County Public Information Office). The judge knew that Sgt. Joseph Serna had been through a lot.

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Complaints Grow Against Campbell Co. Judge; Sheriff Defends Jailer Blamed by Judge

JACKSBORO – (JACKSBORO) The sheriff of Campbell County fired back Friday at a controversial judge who deflected blame to jailers for wrongfully changing a criminal charge against a Jacksboro woman.

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First Came the Breathalyzer, Now Meet the Roadside Police “textalyzer”

We’re all familiar with the Breathalyzer, the brand name for a roadside device that measures a suspected drunken driver’s blood-alcohol level. It has been in use for decades. Now there’s a so-called “textalyzer” device to help the authorities determine whether someone involved in a motor vehicle accident was unlawfully driving while distracted.

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Tennova Ceasing Opiate Rx at Pain Clinics

Tennova Healthcare is notifying patients of its Pain Management Centers at Physicians Regional and Turkey Creek medical centers that it will no longer prescribe long-term opioid drugs for chronic pain.

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5 Things TV Gets Wrong About Criminal Defense Lawyers

Here’s a list of some of the biggest mistakes TV makes about criminal defense attorneys:

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Jones Found Not Guilty of First Degree Murder, Jury Convicts Him of 2nd Degree

On Friday, April 27, 2018, the jury returned a verdict of not guilty of First Degree Murder but convicted Willie Nathan Jones of the lesser included charge of Second Degree Murder and Attempted Second Degree Murder. First Degree Murder carries a penalty of Life Imprisonment. Second Degree Murder carries a penalty of between 15-25 years.

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Knoxville Police Officer Resigns After Indictment on Drug Charges

Joshua Hurst, a 13-year veteran of the Knoxville Police Department, and seven other people face various drug charges, Knox County District Attorney General Charme Allen said at a news conference Wednesday. The drugs dealt included oxycodone, oxymorphone — both prescription opiates — and methamphetamine, she said, over a span of nearly two years.

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