Number 25267
Subject Justice
Source Knoxville News Sentinel
State Tennessee
Year 2011
Publication Date January 28 2011 to December 11, 2011
Summary At the start of 2011, the best known and probably most respected judge in Knoxville, Tenn., was Criminal Court Judge Richard Baumgartner, founder of Knox County's successful Drug Court and the judge who recently had presided over trials involving the most shocking crime in local memory, the carjacking, torture and murder of a young couple named Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom. The trials of four suspects led to a death sentence, two life sentences and one very long prison term. But soon after the new year began, Baumgartner took an abrupt leave of absence, ostensible for health reasons.
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Keywords judge; Knoxville; trials; criminal court
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