Man serving life sentences for Girl Scout's death loses appeal - WKRN News 2

Man serving life sentences for Girl Scout's death loses appeal

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Jerome Barrett Jerome Barrett
Marcia Trimble Marcia Trimble
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.

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  • Sept. 4, 2009: Jerome Barrett will serve murder sentences consecutively
  • July 20, 2009: Trimble verdict has special meaning for police captain
  • July 18, 2009: Barrett guilty of 2nd degree murder in Trimble case
  • July 17, 2009: Jury deliberations continue in Trimble trial
  • July 16, 2009: Jailhouse snitch says Barrett admitted to killing
  • July 15, 2009: Mother testifies 3 decades after daughter found slain
  • July 14, 2009: Jury for Barrett trial seated, Opening statements set to begin
  • July 13, 2009: Jury selection underway
  • July 10, 2009: Jailhouse snitch will testify in Trimble trial, neighbor won't, judge rules
  • July 8, 2009: Marcia Trimble murder trial to begin next week
  • June 30, 2009: Judge rules Barrett can appeal murder conviction
  • June 3, 2009: Judge to decide whether to exclude DNA evidence
  • Jan. 30, 2009: Jury finds Barrett guilty of first-degree murder
  • Jan. 30, 2009: Jury deliberates Jerome Barrett's fate
  • Jan. 28, 2009: Decades-old murder trial underway in Nashville
  • Jan. 27, 2009: Judge to decide whether to allow inmate testimony
  • Jan. 26, 2009: Jury selected in '75 murder trial
  • Jan. 23, 2009: Jury selection to begin Monday in decades-old murder trial
  • Sept. 26, 2008: Alleged victims testify against Jerome Barrett
  • July 2, 2008: Suspect in '75 slaying pleads not guilty
  • June 6, 2008: Indictment issued in 1975 Marcia Trimble murder
  • June 6, 2008: Detective looks back on Trimble investigation
  • March 27, 2008: Man accused in '75 murder faces Oct. trial date
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