(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- The state Supreme Court has ruled that new murder trials for three people convicted of killing two others in Knox County are not needed despite the presiding judge's misconduct outside of court, according to a report in The Tennessean.
The judge overseeing the trial of the murders of Richard Baumgartner, Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom, admitted to having a prescription drug problem, according to the report.
Another judge had ordered new trials for three defendants in the case because of Judge Baumgartner's admission before the Supreme Court made its ruling. The Court said that Baumgartner's drug problem did not affect the trials.
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