TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on May 29, 2018
The same judge who presided over Cyrus Wilson’s first trial handed down an order on Friday denying the convicted killer a new trial, despite witnesses coming forward to recant their previous testimony, the Nashville Scene reports. Wilson was found guilty of the shooting death of Christopher Luckett in 1994, based primarily on testimony of two juveniles who now say that they were coerced by police and prosecutors. Judge Seth Norman, in his new ruling, maintained that the testimony the witnesses gave at the original trial went beyond the information that they claim was fed to them by authorities and noted the criminal records of the pair.