TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on May 22, 2020

An in-person plea hearing will be held on May 27 at 2:30 p.m. for Danny Weld-Ebanks, who was indicted in September 2019 for vehicular manslaughter by recklessness for a crash that killed Matthew Kenigson, the spouse of Nashville General Sessions Judge Lynda Jones. The hearing will take place at the Montgomery County Court Center and will be presided over by Rutherford County Circuit Court Judge Barry Tidwell. The case was moved by agreement of the parties because of COVID-19 travel restrictions set by Fort Campbell, where Weld-Ebanks is stationed. Access to the courthouse will be limited pursuant to the judicial emergency order, but the Supreme Court is offering two options to media interested in covering the proceeding: a video recording available one hour after the hearing or one pool camera that would record from the courtroom. Media outlets should express their preference to Barbara Peck, 615-440-2555. A final decision about media access will be made by noon on May 26.