Knox County http://wmot.org en Judge Impaired on Bench According to TBI Files http://wmot.org/post/judge-impaired-bench-according-tbi-files <p>KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP)&nbsp;Four convictions connected to an East Tennessee sexual murder/torture case, including one death penalty, have been nullified because the presiding judge was reportedly drunk during the trial.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Tennessee Bureau of Investigation records obtained by reporter Jamie Satterfield of the Knoxville News Sentinel show that a clerk or the district attorney routinely rescheduled former Judge Richard Baumgartner&#39;s daily docket when he was too intoxicated to work.</p> Mon, 05 Dec 2011 17:45:20 +0000 AP/WMOT 4677 at http://wmot.org