published Monday, October 29th, 2012

Chattanooga: Judge rules Kiser can hire new attorney for death penalty appeal

Marlon Duane Kiser waits during a court recess during his 2003 trial at the Hamilton County-Chattanooga Courts Building, where he faced charges in the 2001 slaying  of Hamilton County Sheriff's Office Deputy Donald Bond.
Marlon Duane Kiser waits during a court recess during his 2003 trial at the Hamilton County-Chattanooga Courts Building, where he faced charges in the 2001 slaying of Hamilton County Sheriff's Office Deputy Donald Bond.
Photo by Angela Lewis /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

A local man sentenced to die two years ago now can hire new attorneys in his death penalty appeal.

Marlon Duane Kiser, 42, faces the death penalty for the Sept. 6, 2001 shooting death of Hamilton County Sheriff’s Deputy Donald Bond.

Kiser was scheduled for execution in May 2010 but was granted a stay, pending the resolution of his post-conviction appeals.

Today Hamilton County Criminal Court Judge Don Poole granted Kiser’s request to fire his appeal attorneys for the past three years — Autumn Gentry out of Nashville and Rick Haberman with the Michigan office of the American Civil Liberties Union.

Read more in tomorrow’s Times Free Press.

about Todd South...

Todd South covers courts, poverty, technology, military and veterans for the Times Free Press. He has worked at the paper since 2008 and previously covered crime and safety in Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia. Todd’s hometown is Dodge City, Kan. He served five years in the U.S. Marine Corps and deployed to Iraq before returning to school for his journalism degree from the University of Georgia. Todd previously worked at the Anniston (Ala.) Star. Contact ...

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