Sheriff backed triple-homicide suspect's early release

Letter to parole board from prior jail term stated 'I have come to see Adam as a very trustworthy man.'


By Natalie Neysa Alund
Knoxville News-Sentinel

NEWPORT, Tenn. — Almost one year ago, the sheriff of Cocke County touted the early release of an inmate serving time for a triple stabbing.

Under the law, felon Adam L. Edwards was eligible for early release from his six-year prison sentence.

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