TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Jun 28, 2012

More accusations are flying regarding Judge Richard Baumgartner and the torture slaying cases of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom. Defense attorneys Tom Dillard and Stephen Ross Johnson are firing back at Knox County District Attorney General Randy Nichols' allegations of unethical conduct by Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood with accusations of their own: that Nichols and his staff hid information about then-presiding Judge Baumgartner's misdeeds while Baumgartner was still on the bench handling the case. The News Sentinel reports