Posts With Keyword ‘murder’

McGinnis Sentencing Moved to Tuesday

Posted: Saturday, October 31st, 2009 at 6:30 am

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The sentencing of 39-year-old Knoxville resident Steven Dean McGinnis has been moved from November 16 up to Tuesday morning, according to sources familiar with the case.

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Rhonda Ohl Speaks About McGinnis Murder Trial

Posted: Monday, September 7th, 2009 at 6:28 am

As a follow up to the verdict reached Friday in the Steven Dean McGinnis murder trial, the widow of the man McGinnis was convicted of killing speaks to KNIA/KRLS News.

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Rhonda Ohl Speaks About McGinnis Murder Trial Verdict

Posted: Sunday, September 6th, 2009 at 6:30 am

As a follow up to the verdict reached Friday in the Steven Dean McGinnis murder trial, the widow of the man McGinnis was convicted of killing speaks to KNIA/KRLS News.

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McGinnis Found Guilty Of Murder 1st Degree

Posted: Saturday, September 5th, 2009 at 6:30 am

A jury found 39-year-old Knoxville resident Steven Dean McGinnis guilty of murder in the first degree Friday at the Marion County courthouse. In the first murder trial in at least five years in Marion County, the atmosphere both before and after the verdict was heavy with silence, as Mr. McGinnis sat facing the bench with folded hands and a fixed gaze.

Deliberation lasted less than a day. McGinnis’ defense argued during the trial that McGinnis, a Gulf-War veteran diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, was having some kind of PTSD episode when he shot Knoxville resident Robert Ohl, and did not know the consequences of his actions.

However, that was not enough to convince the jury, with the state arguing that McGinnis was fully aware of his actions when he went into his trailer, loaded and chambered his shotgun, went back outside, and shot a seated Ohl three times. The state also argued the fact that McGinnis left the scene and called multiple people saying he had shot Ohl was evidence he knew the difference between right and wrong, and was not experiencing a PTSD-caused hallucination or reliving of a traumatic event.

Marion County Attorney Terry Rachels told KNIA/KRLS News moments after the verdict that given the evidence, he thought it was an appropriate verdict. McGinnis’ defense attorney Richard Phelps was not immediately available for comment.

A sentencing date for McGinnis is set for October 23rd.

Deliberation Begins in McGinnis Murder Trial

Posted: Friday, September 4th, 2009 at 6:30 am

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The legal fate of a 39-year-old Knoxville resident charged with murder in the first degree is in the hands of twelve jury members in the Marion County Courthouse.

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Psychiatrist: McGinnis Inconsistent In Statements

Posted: Thursday, September 3rd, 2009 at 6:30 am

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Both the defense and state prosecution rested in the murder trial of 39-year-old Knoxville resident Steven Dean McGinnis at the Marion County Courthouse Wednesday.

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Inmates To Testify in McGinnis Murder Trial

Posted: Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009 at 6:28 am

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Two jail inmates are set to testify in the murder trial of a 39-year-old Knoxville resident.

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McGinnis Murder Trial Continues Today

Posted: Monday, August 31st, 2009 at 6:24 am

The trial for a 39-year-old Knoxville resident charged with murder in the first degree is set to resume Monday at 1:30 p.m. in the Marion County Courthouse.

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McGinnis Trial Begins

Posted: Sunday, August 30th, 2009 at 6:24 am

The trial for a 39-year-old Knoxville resident charged with murder in the first degree began earlier this week in the Marion County Courthouse.

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Witnesses Take Stand in McGinnis Trial

Posted: Thursday, August 27th, 2009 at 6:30 am

The trial of a 39-year-old Knoxville resident charged with murder in the first degree continued Wednesday in the Marion County Courthouse.

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McGinnis Trial Begins Today

Posted: Tuesday, August 25th, 2009 at 6:30 am

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The trial of a 39-year-old Knoxville resident charged with murder in the first degree begins Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in the Marion County Courthouse. 

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McGinnis Trial Begins Tomorrow

Posted: Monday, August 24th, 2009 at 6:30 am

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The trial of a 39-year-old Knoxville resident charged with murder in the first degree begins Tuesday at the Marion County Courthouse.

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McGinnis Trial Begins Tuesday

Posted: Sunday, August 23rd, 2009 at 6:30 am

The trial of a 39-year-old Knoxville resident charged with murder in the first degree begins Tuesday at the Marion County Courthouse.

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