Judge to rule on exhuming former Knox DA's remains

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT/AP) -- Around 11:00 a.m., a Knox County judge is expected to rule on whether or not to exhume the body of Knoxville's late district attorney or let him rest in peace.

With the D.A.'s widow facing a murder trial next month in the 2003 death of her second husband, prosecutors showed renewed interest in the 1992 death of her first husband, District Attorney Ed Dossett.

The medical examiner at the time ruled Dossett has fatally trampled by his cattle, but past and present medical examiners questioned the level of drugs in his system and lack of X-rays of his head and neck to establish how he died.

The hearing has been delayed two hours to allow a special prosecutor from Cleveland, TN, time to get to Knox County.

WVLT Volunteer TV's Rob Pratt is in the courtroom.

Stay connected to Volunteer TV News and volunteertv.com for continued coverage of this developing news story.

(Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.)

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