Rocky changes heart

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But still without lawyer

By Damon Lawrence

Twenty years ago. Maybe even longer.
That’s how long Knoxville attorney John Eldridge said it’s been since he represented Leon Houston in a civil matter.
“I didn’t know that,” U.S. Magistrate C. Clifford Shirley Jr. said. “I apologize.”
Shirley had asked Eldridge to come to the federal courthouse in Knoxville on Wednesday with the intention of appointing him to represent Leon Houston’s brother, Rocky, who faces 14 counts of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

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