TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Oct 20, 2017
The defense of the suspects in the killing of 15-year-old football player Zaevion Dobson want the trial moved outside of Knox County, the Knoxville News Sentinel reports. After the case received national attention from the likes of ESPN and even former President Barack Obama, Dobson became a hometown hero, and attorneys for Richard Gregory Williams III, Christopher Drone Bassett and Kipling Colbert, Jr. don’t believe that a Knox County jury could give the accused a fair trial. Knox County Criminal Court Judge Steve Sword must now decide if the trial should be moved, or possibly bus in jurors from another area.