Monday Apr 7
The Jackson Sun
School shooter sentenced to time served
<![CDATA[JACKSBORO, Tenn. (AP) -- A former Campbell County High School student who was convicted of reckless homicide for fatally shooting an assistant principal has been sentenced to time served. The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1gDzXn3) reports Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood ruled Monday during a sentencing hearing against a defense motion for judicial diversion for Kenneth Bartley, which could have wiped clean his criminal record. A jury convicted Bartley in February of reckless homicide for the November 2005 shooting of Vice Principal Ken Bruce. He was acquitted of two other counts. Bartley was 14 years old when he shot and killed Bruce during a confrontation in the principal's office. Bartley, now 22, served more than eight years in prison after a guilty plea that he appealed.
Electrocution bill moves forward in SenateElectrocution bill moves...
A bill that would allow the Tennessee Department of Correction to use electrocution as an alternative means of executing criminals who have committed capital offenses is headed to the floor of the Senate.
The Jackson Sun
Tenn. can lawfully electrocute inmates if no drugs
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee can lawfully use the electric chair in executions if lethal injection is stopped by the courts or because the state can't get the drugs to carry out the sentence, the state attorney general said in a legal opinion this week.
Tennessee Passes Application For Federal Balanced Budget Amendment
The Tennessee General Assembly has passed a bipartisan resolution applying for a Convention of States under Article V to exclusively consider a federal balanced budget amendment.