KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- An attorney who was never paid for representing a Roane County man in a murder case has gained control of the family's estate.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reported Roane County Probate Court made the ruling on Tuesday in favor of Cleveland attorney Jim Logan, who filed a petition for control of the estate of the father of Rocky Joe Houston and Leon Houston. Clyde Houston died in March.
The state failed to win murder convictions against the brothers in the 2006 fatal shooting of Mike Brown and Roane County Deputy Bill Jones.
Logan says the family pledged part of their land for him to represent Leon Houston in two trials.
Immediately after the probate ruling, Logan said he began knocking down signs on the property that accuse various public officials of conspiracy and corruption.
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