Tristan Rettke found NOT guilty of civil rights intimidation


WASHINGTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL)- After hours of deliberation, jurors came back with a verdict in the case of a former ETSU student accused of civil rights intimidation.

The jurors returned a verdict of NOT guilty on 4 out of 5 counts, including civil rights intimidation.

News Channel 11’s Blake Lipton was inside the courtroom when the verdict was read.

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He reports that the jury only returned a guilty verdict on the count of disrupting an organized event.

The jury recommended a $500 fine.

Rettke will be sentenced on August 14th at 1:30 p.m.

BREAKING: Tristan Rettke found not guilty on 2 counts of civil rights intimidation, 2 counts of disorderly conduct. He was found guilty on one count of disrupting a meeting and was recommended to pay a $500 dollar fine.

Posted by WJHL on Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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