TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Barry Kolar on Sep 25, 2014

The Tennessee Supreme Court today ordered a new trial for Henry Lee Jones, who had been convicted of two counts of first degree murder in Shelby County and sentenced to death. Because the trial court committed prejudicial error by admitting evidence that Jones had committed a separate murder in Florida, the Court reversed the convictions but ruled that the State may again seek the death penalty in the new trial.