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Christian-Newsom – Court Issues Stay


After the state Attorney General’s Office filed an appeal of Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood’s refusal to step away from the cases last week, the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals has issued a stay in the proceedings.

It appears the appellate court may be getting just as tired and angry as we are with all the delays.  While ruling the defense has the right to answer the appeal, they appear to be fast tracking the issue by ordering the defense to respond by Monday.

So, the retrials are on hold and I expect we will hear from the appellate court rather quickly.

Vanessa Coleman’s retrial begins next month.


  1. Maria
    10/03/2012 at 6:50 pm

    Let’s hope common sense prevails, but I won’t hold my breath.

  2. donchais
    10/03/2012 at 7:34 pm

    We can only hope and pray!

  3. David In TN
    10/08/2012 at 4:32 pm

    Most likely, all of the defendants will eventually be tried again. We might as well be prepared for it.

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