Suit Filed to Unseal Baumgartner Files

The parents of murder victims Channon Christian and Christopher Newsome filed two legal petitions seeking to unseal the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation file of its probe of disgraced former Knox County Criminal Court Judge Richard Baumgartner, Knoxnews reports. One petition seeks to have a law exempting TBI files from the Tennessee Open Records Act declared unconstitutional. The second is asking that the parents be allowed to intervene in the case of torture-slaying defendants Letalvis Cobbins, Lemaricus Davidson, George Thomas and Vanessa Coleman in Knox County for the purpose of getting the entire TBI file unsealed.