|Published: 8:17 AM, 09/05/2012
Author: Michael Thomason
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
MADISONVILLE-It took more than three
years to get the case to trial, but a jury took very little time to
convict Danny Sean Adams Jr. Friday.
The jury found Adams innocent of criminally
negligent homicide, but did find him guilty of simple assault in the July 2009 death of
Vince Cole at Hidden Lake Campground in the Tellico Plains area. Four people
were charged in the death of Cole, but two suspects had charges
dropped while a third, Sydne Melissa Cole, pleaded guilty to an
assault charge in February, receiving an 11 months and 29 days
Various things, including DNA tests,
had the trial rescheduled several times, but once the state was able
to present its case, the jury took very little time to find Adams guilty on the simple assault charge.
Witnesses had told the Monroe County
Sheriff's Department that Cole and Adams had been arguing with
Anderson over an alleged hand gesture when the three began fighting.
Witnesses said Cole punched Anderson three times in the face and
Anderson pulled out a gun and told them to get back.
See full story in the Wednesday, September 5, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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