TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Mar 16, 2018
A federal appeals court has resurrected a lawsuit, previously tossed for being filed too late, against a former Blount County Sheriff’s Office detective for withholding key evidence, Knoxnews reports. Douglas Jordan, who went to prison for second-degree murder in 2002 for the 1998 death of Jennifer Byerley, is suing former detective Scott Carpenter, who withheld evidence that Byerley’s killer might have been a Mexican national with whom she argued with on the night of her death. Carpenter found a knife in his room and a second knife near where Byerley’s body was dumped but didn’t inform Jordan’s defense team.