Prosecutors, judges, defense lawyers ignore TN ‘guilty mind’ law

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Prisoners in Hamilton County often have been convicted without the state proving criminal intent for their acts. (Photo Wrcbtv.com)

Prisoners in Hamilton County often have been convicted without the state’s proving criminal intent for their acts, as required by state law. (Photo Wrcbtv.com)

A dirty state secret: Ignore “guilty mind.” Culpable intent is required by Tennessee law, but judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys reject it. (Courtesy Noogaradio 92.7)

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