TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Dec 15, 2015

An order from Eight Judicial District Circuit Court Judge John McAfee awarded $33 million to the children of Jean Johnson, a Scott County woman who was murdered by her ex-husband in 2007. Douglas V. Whisnant, who pled guilty to murder charges in 2010, refused to answer questions during a video disposition last month. The refusal resulted in the cancellation of a jury trial in the case, the Independent Herald reports. “We have sent a message that domestic violence will absolutely not be tolerated,” Campbell County attorney Kathy Parrott said.