Murder Trial Resumes Monday in Chattooga County, Georgia Following COVID Scare

The murder trial of Renee Lanham got underway last week, but came to a halt when Lanham’s defense attorney tested positive for COVID-19. 

Lanham is standing trial for the murder of her husband. The fifty-three-year-old hair dresser is standing trial for felony murder, malice murder, aggravated assault, conspiracy to commit murder and criminal solicitation.  Chattooga County Sheriff Mark Schrader says that Lanham is the only charged in connection with the murder.  Lanham’s defense lawyer, Summerville attorney Albert Palmour said on Monday of last week in opening statements that she did not commit the murder.

Chattooga County Superior Court Judge Don Thomson halted the trial due to the defense council testing positive for COVID-19 and ordered jurors to return to the courthouse this morning to resume the trial.


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