Knox DA to Allow Access to Baumgartner File

Knox County District Attorney General Randy Nichols this week agreed to release the entire TBI file on former Criminal Court Judge Richard Baumgartner to any attorney challenging a clients' conviction or sentencing imposed in trials presided over by Baumgartner. The move marks a reversal from an earlier decision not to release the file and not to stipulate it as unchallenged evidence. All eyes now fall on Special Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood, who will ultimately decide whether the TBI file should be made public. Learn more in the News Sentinel