Monday, October 08, 2012

October 8, 2012 Former Knox Criminal Judge Richard Baumgartner Wants To Be Tried Before Jurors from Knox Region

Facing federal charges and a trial scheduled on October 23, disgraced former Knox County Criminal Court Judge Richard Baumgartner wants his jury selected from the Knoxville region.

Federal District Judge Ronnie Greer of Greeneville has summoned 100 prospective jurors, a larger than normal jury pool, with the hope of being able to weed out those who have been prejudiced by media coverage of the Baumgartner saga and yet have enough remaining to seat a jury to hear the case.

Baumgartner's attorneys are also asking that potential jurors be required to answer a detailed questionnaire.

The News-Sentinel article is here.

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1 comment:

Eric H said...

NE district? Sullivan County didn't waste much time on zoo-man. I don't think there will be much sympathy for a corrupt judge either.