Bradley County Jurors for Lillelid Trial

Monday, February 10, 2098

WGRV News has learned prospective jurors in the Lillelid Murder Case are undergoing orientation this week in Bradley County.

Bob Gault with WBAC-AM AND WALV-FM in Cleveland told me this afternoon that that process is underway at the Bradely County Courthouse.


Twenty one year old Joseph Lance Risner, twenty year old Edward Dean Mullins, eighteen year old Crystal Renee Sturgill, nineteen year old Natasha Wallin Cornett, eighteen year old Karen Renee Howell, and fifteen year old Jason Blake Bryant remain in the Greene County Detention Center without bond pending trial. The state plans to seek the death penalty for the four adult suspects and life in prison without parole for the juveniles.

Gault . who has covered news in Bradley County for the past two decades, says Jurors there have traditionally not been acceptive to the death penalty.


The actual jury selection in the Lillelid murder case is scheduled to begin February 23rd. Plans are to transfer the jurors to Greene County to hear the case of the six Kentucky youths charged with the April 6th deaths of three members of the Vidar Lillelid family off I-81 in Greene County.