ALTAMOUNT, Tennessee (WDEF) – Adam Braseel will be released from jail after a long court battle for a new trial.
He was convicted of first degree murder in the beating death of Malcolm Barrows in 2006.
But he continued to press for a new trial.
Today several witnesses testified at a hearing for the new trial.
But the court recessed and both sides went behind closed doors.
They emerged with a deal.
Braseel would plead tuilty to aggravated assault and the murder charge would be dropped.
As a result, the judge ordered that he be set free immediately.