TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Apr 28, 2016

The retrial of Michael Rimmer, who was sentenced to death 17 years ago for killing his girlfriend, began today in Shelby County Criminal Court. The Commercial Appeal reports Rimmer’s new trial was ordered in 2012 after a judge found Rimmer’s counsel failed to effectively investigate the case. A judge also found Shelby County attorney Thomas Henderson, who prosecuted Rimmer, "purposefully misled" Rimmer’s defense counsel about evidence.