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A jury convicted James D. Hamm Jr. in 2016 on multiple charges related to the hit-and-run incident which killed Mike Locke, a prominent businessman and former state representative.
Locke's widow, Debbie, is collecting signatures on a petition opposing James D. Hamm Jr.'s early release. A parole hearing is scheduled Aug. 5 in Blountville.
With the 2021 legislative session closing in Nashville, I felt it important that the people of the region understand positions taken by those …
Most have heard the adage that punishment should fit the crime. In short, the greater the crime, the greater the punishment.
Legislation to raise the penalty for the offense of voluntary manslaughter is under consideration by Tennessee lawmakers, but it’s in an uncertain place.
The bill was sponsored by state Rep. Bud Hulsey, R-Kingsport.
Tennessee state Rep. Bud Hulsey’s legislation to enhance the penalty for voluntary manslaughter advanced out of a House Criminal Justice Subcommittee on Wednesday.