Judge Upholds Sentence Of Cocke County Man In 2012 Murder Case
A Court of Appeals in Knoxville has upheld the sentence of a Cocke County man regarding a murder case from 2012. Back in 2017, a jury found James Douglas Black guilty on 6 counts of first degree murder in reference to the shooting deaths of Terrance Stewart and Cortney Thompson…their bodies were found in Greene County under the Nolichucky River bridge of US Hwy 321 on March 11, 2012. Judge John F. Dugger Jr. said in his ruling that the only sentence for this crime is life in prison. He therefore upheld Black’s sentence to life in prison on all six counts.