Lonnie Angel Jr., left, is facing trial this week in the 2009 beating death of Donny Lawson during a cookout at Angel's property in Pikeville. At right, is Angel's defense council, Jim Smith, speaking to Circuit Court Judge Rusty Graham.
Photo by Ben Benton .
published Monday, October 31st, 2011
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PIKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Lonnie Lee Angel Jr., one of four defendants in the 2009 beating death of a 44-year-old man, would not let anyone leave the winter cookout as the victim lay dying in a barn, according to testimony Monday.