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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on May 23, 2019
Over objections from defense attorneys, Judge Cheryl Blackburn allowed transcripts and recording excerpts of jails calls made by accused mass shooter Emanuel Samson, the Tennessean reports. Prosecutors must prove Samson planned the attack, which resulted in the death of one Antioch churchgoer, for a first-degree murder conviction. In the calls, Samson appears to make light of the shooting and brag about himself during conversations with his then-girlfriend.