Attorney Fingers Another Man In Johnia Berry Murder

Knoxville (WVLT) -- After three years of trying to find Johnia Berry's killer, investigators finally made an arrest back in September.

But, a new motion is pointing the finger at someone else.

Noah Thomas Cox, 24 has a lengthy criminal record including convictions for burglary and theft.

He is the subject of a motion filed by attorney Greg Isaacs.

Isaacs represents Taylor Lee Olsen, the man currently charged with murder and robbery in the Johnia Berry case.

The motion asks the the state to provide all the evidence and information that the investigators have gathered on Cox.

In December 2004, Berry was stabbed more than 20 times during a robbery in her West Knoxville apartment.

We'll have more on this story throughout the day.

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  • by Jerry Location: Knoxville on Nov 17, 2007 at 10:44 PM
    I think that they both kinda look like the picture. But the one they got for it has that little puff of hair that matches better than the cox boy.
  • by Will Location: Knoxville on Nov 17, 2007 at 01:35 PM
    I was friends with Taylor and i used to live with Noah Cox. Taylor doesnt seem the type to have done something like this, but with could never tell what was going through his mind at any given time...he was one of those whatever type people...down ta do anything.
  • by AB Location: Knoxville on Nov 17, 2007 at 12:33 PM
    I know Noah and I was a high school of Taylor's sister. I was shocked when I saw Noah's face on the news last night. I can't imagine Noah would do something like this - yes he has been in jail for theft and buglary, but murder?
  • by K Location: Knoxville on Nov 16, 2007 at 12:46 PM
    I know both of these boys. When i saw that Taylor was arrested i was shocked. YEs he would rob some place but i couldnt see him murdering. Noah on the other hand has always been a violent person. I would not be surprised if it was him. It could have been taylor but i would think noah before Taylor.


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