Appeals court to hear case of kidnapping, slaying

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal appeals court is set to hear the case of a 37-year-old Tennessee man serving a life sentence for the kidnapping and killing of a southern Kentucky couple in a 1995 incident involving a Confederate flag.

The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati scheduled arguments on Sept. 30 for 37-year-old Frederick Dionte Morrow, who claims there’s not enough evidence to uphold the convictions.

Morrow was 17 when he and three friends were arrested and charged with the deaths of Michael and Hannah Westerman of Guthrie, Kentucky. The two were traveling to Springfield, Tennessee, in a pick-up truck with the battle flag attached to a pole mounted on the truck’s tool box.

Prosecutors say Morrow and the other teens killed Michael Westerman while trying to kidnap Hannah Westerman.

 

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