NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - An appellate court has rejected appeals by a man convicted in the 1975 murder of a Nashville Girl Scout.
The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/Nyks4v ) reported attorneys for Jerome Sidney Barrett contended the trial judge allowed evidence that should not have been presented and improperly sentenced Barrett.
Marsha Trimble was 9 years old and was delivering Girl Scout cookies she had sold in her neighborhood when she disappeared on Feb 25, 1975. Her body was found a month later in a nearby residential garage, but the case took decades to solve. Barrett was convicted in 2009.
He is serving life plus 44 years in the murders of Trimble and 19-year-old Sarah Des Prez, a Vanderbilt University student. Des Prez was found slain in her apartment three weeks before the child's body was discovered.
Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com