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Court report: Trial date set for Jerri Sanders murder trial

Feb. 21, 2019 – Judge Curtis Smith set a trial date of Aug. 21-22 for the murder trial of Jerri L. Sanders in Sequatchie County Circuit Court Wednesday, Feb. 20.

Sanders is charged with 2nd degree murder in the stabbing death of her husband, John Wayne Sanders, in October 2017. 

Trial dates also were set for the following cases:

Judge Smith accepted guilty pleas in the following cases:


In Sequatchie County General Sessions Court Tuesday, Feb. 19, Judge L. Thomas Austin received a guilty plea from William James Wetherbee on the charge of DUI, with traffic charge dismissed.

He also accepted a guilty plea from Tonya Springs for domestic assault, with additional charge dismissed.

In bond hearings, Judge Austin set bond as follows: