Nashville jurors to hear case in Memphis family slaying

Monday, September 20, 2010 at 1:05pm

Lawyers in the case of a Memphis man accused of shooting six people including his brother and two of his brother’s children are in Nashville Monday looking for potential jurors.

Because of concerns over extensive media coverage of the killings, 16 jurors will be selected in Nashville for the Memphis trial of Jessie Dotson, 35, for the March 2008 Lester Street murders of four adults and two children.

Dotson allegedly killed his brother Cecil Dotson, along with the three other adults, during an argument between the two and then began killing witnesses including the two children. Jessie Dotson is accused of trying to kill three other children, whom he critically injured. All the children belonged to his brother.

Dotson’s attorney requested jurors be selected from Nashville after the majority of potential Memphis jurors appeared to have already formed an opinion on the case.

The trial is scheduled to begin later this month.

3 Comments on this post:

By: BEOWULF on 9/21/10 at 6:34

BEOWULF: Tragedy for the family. Now, perhaps justice. Hopefully the perp won't live long.

By: GUARDIAN on 9/21/10 at 9:40

A Nashville jury will not give him the death penalty and will let him by as easy as possible. Look what they did in Knoxville when that bunch or black thugs kidnapped, raped and butchered that white boy and girl. It should of been a hate crime but it wasn't charged as a hate crime, the liberal media here didn't report it as well as they should of and the jury did give the death penalty as they should have. SHAME SHAME SHAME on that jury.

By: GUARDIAN on 9/21/10 at 5:12

GUARDIAN SORRY-the jury DIDN'T give the death penalty as they should have. SHAME SHAME SHAME on that jury.