As a result of the fallout from the admission of drug use and misconduct by Judge Richard Baumgartner, the retrial of Vanessa Coleman is taking place in Knox County with a Madison County (Jackson, TN) jury and Senior Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood presiding.
Coleman was initially convicted in 2010 of facilitation of crimes in the kidnapping, rape, and murder of Channon Christian in Knoxville in 2007.
Day One coverage, November 13, 2012, by Jamie Satterfield of the Knox News-Sentinel is here.
Day Two coverage is here and is updated through the day.
For previous blog posts on Baumgartner, click here.