TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Sep 23, 2016

Nashville Criminal Court Judge Monte Watkins has denied a request to resentence former Vanderbilt University football player Cory Batey, the Tennessean reports. Prosecutors had requested a new sentencing hearing after they learned of letters sent directly to Watkins on behalf of Batey. They argued that they should have been made aware of the letters prior to the sentencing. Watkins also denied a request from prosecutors that he recuse himself from the case.