Man serving life sentences for Girl Scout's death loses appeal
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -
A man sentenced to jail for the 1975 murder of a nine-year-old girl lost an appeal on Tuesday.
Jerome Barrett, who is serving several life sentences for murdering Marcia Trimble, a Girl Scout who was delivering cookies nearly 40 years ago in her Green Hills neighborhood, appealed his convictions claiming the forensic pathologist Dr. Bruce Levy, who testified in his trials, was not credible.
Dr. Levy was the state's medical examiner at the time of the trials. He has since been arrested for drug crimes.
Barrett's appeal was denied.
He is also accused of murdering Vanderbilt University student Sarah Des Prez in 1975.