A Criminal Court judge decided Wednesday that two men will be tried separately for the August 2015 murder of a Johnson City, Tennessee woman.
State prosecutors did not object to the motion by the defense attorneys of Aaron Charles Garland and Dallas Sarden who moved for different hearings.
Garland, 22, of Elizabethton, TN, will go on trial beginning April 25, the judge ruled. A date for Sarden, who is from Greeneville, TN, has not been set.
The men were arrested three weeks later and charged with first degree murder and robbery after the body of Karen K. Parker, 59, was found dead inside her apartment in the Westgate Village complex on Nathaniel Drive.
Police said they tracked the use of Parker's stolen bank cards to link the two men to the crime along with other evidence.
- Bristol, Va. city leaders pass final budget; alter staffing level procedure
- UPDATE: Johnson City doctor ordered to pay $1.2M in 2012 anticancer drug case
- Man lucky to be alive after heart stops for nearly 30 minutes
- Settlement between Sullivan County & Sheriff's Office could lead to tax increase
- Washington Co. - JC Animal Shelter in need of cat supplies