Jerome Barrett Asks For New Trial 1-19-2010 - WSMV News 4

Jerome Barrett Asks For New Trial 1-19-2010

Convicted murderer Jerome Barrett and his lawyers were back in a Nashville courtroom Tuesday asking for a new trial in the death of Vanderbilt University student Sarah Des Prez.
Barrett was convicted last year of killed Des Prez in 1975 and is serving a life sentence.
His attorney argued on Tuesday that evidence wasn't strong enough for the jury to convict him of murder. Barrett's lawyer also said there was not enough proof a homicide occurred or that the murder was premeditated.
Judge Steve Dozier said Tuesday he would take the motion under consideration. It was unclear when a decision would be made on whether or not a new trial would be held.
Barrett is also serving a 44-year prison sentence for the murder of 9-year-old Marcia Trimble, who was killed a few weeks after Des Prez's death. Marcia was delivering Girl Scout cookies in her neighborhood when she disappeared.

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