published Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Judge declares mistrial in murder trial of Kaylon Bailey

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    Defendant Kaylon Bailey, who is charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and the killing of Kima Evans, sits in the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Courts Building in Judge Rebecca Stern's courtroom on Tuesday.
    Photo by C. B. Schmelter /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Hamilton County Criminal Court Judge this morning declared a mistrial in the murder trial of Kaylon Bailey, charged in connection with the Jan. 13, 2012 shooting death of Kima Evans.

A juror was reportedly looking up things about the case when ordered not to by the judge.

Testimony in the case began Tuesday.

Evans was struck at least five times by bullets while he sat in the passenger side of a car.

Read more in tomorrow’s Times Free Press.

about Todd South...

Todd South covers courts, poverty, technology, military and veterans for the Times Free Press. He has worked at the paper since 2008 and previously covered crime and safety in Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia. Todd’s hometown is Dodge City, Kan. He served five years in the U.S. Marine Corps and deployed to Iraq before returning to school for his journalism degree from the University of Georgia. Todd previously worked at the Anniston (Ala.) Star. Contact ...

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