TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Nov 25, 2014

A Chattanooga attorney testified yesterday that Cindy Richardson, the former victim/witness coordinator in the local district attorney’s office, admitted to him that she was having an affair with Criminal Court Judge Steve Bevil while her office was prosecuting a murder in Bevil’s court. Attorneys for the defendant are raising the issue in an attempt to seek a new trial for their client. Judge Bevil died in 2005 after a long bout with cancer. Richardson was fired from the district attorney’s office after attending a District Attorneys Conference in Memphis, where,  she said, “there was a lot of alcohol.” Chattanooga.com reports.