CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – A Carter County man is getting a new trial after his vehicular homicide conviction was overturned earlier this year.
The State Court of Appeals filed a ruling in February saying that Jerry Oaks’ original trial was flawed because of a blood draw without a warrant.
Oaks appeared in Carter County court this week and has another hearing set for September 3.
Oaks was sentenced to 16 years in prison 2 years ago, following a crash in February 2016 that killed Vincent Hitechew.
A date for Oaks’ new trial has not been set at this time.