TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Sep 16, 2020

Bradley County Criminal Court Judge Andrew Mark Freiberg has recused himself from any future proceedings in a case involving 10th Judicial District Attorney General Steve Crump, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reports. “Living and residing within this community has meant exposure to pervasive sources of alleged information, opinions and commentary about this case preventing the continued ability to be a fair and impartial jurist," Freiberg wrote in his order of recusal. He will, however, preside over a previously scheduled hearing on Oct. 9. Crump is being accused by Miranda Cheatham of having been blackmailed into securing her 2018 conviction. He has denied the allegations, which came to light in filings seeking a new trial for Cheatham, who has maintained she acted in self-defense in killing her husband.