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By DAMON LAWRENCE
Two close-knit brothers accused in the shooting of a police officer and his friend won't be going to trial together.
Judge James “Buddy” Scott found validity in a prosecution request to have separate trials for brothers Rocky and Leon Houston.
After hearing arguments from both sides in Roane County Criminal Court on Friday, Scott ruled the brothers will be tried separately.
“I believe the state's motion is well taken,” Scott said.
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