Bartlett Dad Fighting to Avoid Trial
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As reported here by Brooke Sanders at WMC Action News 5:
The Tennessee State Supreme Court heard arguments today in the case of a Bartlett father charged after leaving his child in a hot car to die.
It's an emotional case. Steve McKim doesn't want to relive the death of his child during a trial, but the District Attorney said "no way" to essentially giving Steven McKim probation.
It was standing room only as students, judges, lawyers and family members packed the civil courthouse to see the Tennessee Supreme Court in action.
The question: whether or not Stephen McKim should have been granted pre-trial diversion, which essentially would allow him to avoid a trial and serve probation.
"Any person who has been a parent has had the opportunity to make a mistake with their child. Fortunately, they are not always fatal. 19:48:45 This happened to be an accident that ended up being fatal," said McKim attorney Mark McDaniel.
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