published Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Kaylon Bailey found guilty in 2012 murder

Kaylon Bailey sits in Judge Rebecca Stern's courtroom Tuesday during jury selection for his second murder trial. The first trial ended in a mistrial when a juror did prohibited online research.
Kaylon Bailey sits in Judge Rebecca Stern's courtroom Tuesday during jury selection for his second murder trial. The first trial ended in a mistrial when a juror did prohibited online research.
Photo by Angela Lewis.

After five hours deliberation a jury has found Kaylon Bailey guilty in January 2012 the murder of Kima Evans.

Bailey was found guilty of first-degree murder. That verdict means an automatic life sentence of 51 years for the 36-year-old man.

Prosecutors used a 911 call recording in which Evans says the name Kaylon before lapsing into a coma and later dying. The trial began Tuesday with a sequestered jury after the June trial was declared a mistrial because a juror admitted to researching Bailey's criminal history online. Bailey has previous federal drug convictions.

For more see 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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