June 24, 2018
Always getting shot.
A Knoxville man has once again been found guilty of second degree murder in the death of a woman and her unborn child.
Brandon Donaldson was tried for a second time this week in the 2013 shooting death of Marcia Crider, 19, who was 13 weeks pregnant. He was found guilty of the same charges in his original trail in 2015, but an appeals court overturned that verdict because some witness testimony was excluded.
Donaldson is the first person convicted in Knox County under a law that allows defendants to be prosecuted for the murder of a fetus, regardless of its viability.
Judge Steve Sword set the case for sentencing on August 30. Prosecutors have asked the judge for the maximum sentence of 50 years behind bars.