Judge to Decide on Release of Baumgartner Files

Judge Walter Kurtz will decide by the end of next week whether to release confidential portions of state files connected to the investigation into former Knox County Judge Richard Baumgartner, WBIR reports. Herbert Moncier, who represents the families of murder victims Channon Christian and Chris Newsom, asked Judge Kurtz to release up to 2,000 additional pages of information contained in the files put together by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation in order to find out how the judge got away with his prescription drug abuse for so long.