MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A state board has dropped disciplinary charges against Shelby County district attorney Amy Weirich stemming from a murder case she handled as a prosecutor.
Tennessee's Board of Professional Responsibility voluntarily dismissed a petition for discipline for Weirich on Monday. In a news conference, Weirich said she has accepted a private reprimand from the board for her actions in the 2009 murder trial of Noura Jackson.
Weirich faced possible censure on charges that she did not turn over a key witness statement to the defense until after the trial and she improperly commented on Jackson's right to remain silent during a rebuttal closing argument.
Weirich was the lead prosecutor in the trial of Jackson, who was convicted of fatally stabbing her mother. Jackson has since been released from prison.
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