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Judge splits double-murder trials; Leon Houston to be tried first

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By The Staff

By DAMON LAWRENCE

rclawrence@bellsouth.net

Two close-knit brothers accused of killing a sheriff’s deputy and his friend won’t be going to trial together.

Judge James “Buddy” Scott determined there was validity in a prosecution motion to have separate trials for 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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