From staff reports
Leon Houston was sentenced on Tuesday to five years in prison for threatening to kill the attorney who successfully defended him against first-degree murder charges in 2010.
“He is truly a dangerous person,” said U.S. District Judge Danny C. Reeves when he handed down the sentence at the federal courthouse in Knoxville.
“He has no remorse or respect for human life,” the judge continued. “He only respects his own twisted sense of justice.”