Leon Houston sentenced to five years in prison

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By The Staff

Leon Houston was sentenced on Tuesday to five years in prison for threatening to kill Cleveland attorney James Logan, 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.”

Houston’s prison sentence will be followed by three years of supervised release.

See Wednesday's issue of the Roane County News for more details.