Only 1 Guilty Count Returned In Gun Case Against Athens, Tn., Brothers

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

A Federal Court jury in Chattanooga on Wednesday morning returned only one guilty verdict against two Athens, Tn., brothers charged with selling guns without a license.

Carl Monroe was found guilty of selling guns to a felon. A government confidential information had told the jury he bought weapons from Carl Monroe while admitting to him he was a felon.

All charges against Richard Monroe were returned as not guilty.

The brothers had maintained they dealt in weapons, but only as a hobby.

Defense attorneys were Mike Little and Myrlene Marsa.

Judge Curtis Collier presided over the trial.


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