Poor audio recording causing problems in two death penalty cases in Tennessee

An article posted on Nov. 5, by the Johnson City Press, reported that two unrelated capital murder cases in Carter County, Tenn., could be sent back to Sessions Court for another round of preliminary hearings due to the initial proceedings being recorded by audio rather than a live court reporter. According to the article, the recordings of the preliminary hearings were of such poor quality that the court reporter was not able to make transcripts of the proceedings.

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