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Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Mar 2, 2012

Although he's keeping them secret, Special Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood has already picked the locations from which juries will be selected to try for a second time the defendants in the slayings of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom. The state Attorney General's Office is considering asking the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals to put on hold retrials in the case to allow the office to appeal Blackwood's decision that the four defendants were denied constitutionally sound trials because of former Criminal Court Judge Richard Baumgartner's crimes while presiding over their original trials. The first retrial, of LeMarcus Davidson, is set for April 16. The News Sentinel reports.