Judge picks new jury selection date in Ben Brewer case

Judge picks new jury selection date in Ben Brewer case

June 27th, 2017 by Zack Peterson in Local Regional News

Ben Brewer appears before Judge T. Bruce Bell on charges of trafficking methamphetamine and criminal mischief during a preliminary hearing at Fayetteville County District Court in Lexington, Ky., on Aug. 19, 2015. Brewer, the semi-truck driver involved in the I-75 accident in June that killed six people, was arrested in Lexington, Ky., on Aug. 7, 2015, and faces charges in Tennessee.

Photo by Dan Henry /Times Free Press.

Attorneys are returning to Nashville in September to pick a new jury for the trial of a truck driver charged with killing six, a judge said today.

Earlier this month, an out-of-town jury was selected to hear the case of Benjamin Brewer, 41, who is charged in connection with the June 25, 2015, wreck on Interstate 75 that killed six and injured others.

Those jurors were going to be transported to Chattanooga in time for the June 19 trial.

Then Brewer's public defenders discovered a last minute of evidence that could help their client. Criminal Court Judge Don Poole canceled the June trial date and reset it to Sept. 25.

Today Poole announced attorneys are returning to Davidson County on Sept. 21 to pick a new jury.

Once jurors are selected, they will remain in Nashville for the weekend and be picked up Sunday night in time for the trial.


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