Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2021-04-30 15:01:02 –
Sumner County, Tennessee (WKRN) – Michael Cummins, a suspect in the 2019 Sumner County murder, appeared in court Friday morning when a lawyer discussed the basic rules of his next trial.
Cummins has been accused of killing eight people in Westmoreland in April 2019. His trial was set in 2022, but some important points were created during its appearance on Friday morning.
It was announced that the jury would be quarantined. Cummins also faces the possibility of dismissals and eight separate trials against each of the eight victims.
It was the first time in over a year that Cummins appeared in court. News 2 saw the man behind Tennessee’s most deadly murder. Throughout the hearing, Cummins seemed very anxious as he could be seen swinging back and forth in the court chair.
He is currently facing 12 prosecutions for 8 murders. Victims have been found at several different crime scenes, including even his own parents.
Investigators describe the crime scene as one of the scariest things I’ve ever seen.
At a hearing on Friday, the defense called for advance notice of whether the prosecution would present certain evidence.
“With this in mind to be an isolated jury, we want to be able to see a summary of the chart before the trial begins. Therefore, if there is any objection , You can get the court’s attention, “said public defender James Simons.
The state is seeking the death penalty when the trial begins in April 2022.
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