Mayor Dean subpoenaed to testify Tuesday in 1998 murder case

Monday, January 28, 2013 at 11:46pm

Mayor Karl Dean has been subpoenaed to testify as part of a convicted murderer’s appeal on Tuesday in Davidson County Criminal Court.

Dean is one of three former attorneys for Steven McCain, convicted of killing a man during an argument in 1998, scheduled to testify at the hearing. Dean served as Nashville’s Public Defender from 1990 to 1999.

Chief Clerk Tommy Bradley confirmed to The City Paper on Monday afternoon that Dean, Wendy Tucker and Jodie Bell had been subpoenaed for McCain’s hearing. However, the case file was not available for review on Monday afternoon.

McCain’s attorney, David Collins, couldn’t be reached Monday evening.

The Tuesday hearing was scheduled to be in Judge Randall Wyatt’s courtroom at 1 p.m. Dean was sworn in by Wyatt after winning the mayoral race in 2007.

McCain, 37, was found guilty on two first-degree murder charges in the killing of two people during a drug dispute in 1998. He is serving consecutive life sentences. The Tennessee Supreme Court denied a previous appeal of the case by McCain in 2002.

1 Comment on this post:

By: yucchhii on 1/30/13 at 12:36

HMmmm, interesting..a CRIMINAL to testify concerning an ALLEDGED criminal. Hell, I would NOT want DINK...I maen dean, to have DINK...again I maen dean there for me, might as well be AGAINST me. He's corrupt and is messing up this city, so why would he give a dam about anybody whether they ARE guilty or NOT!! Screw DINK!!