NASHVILLE, Tenn. – An appeals court has held up a conviction against who murdered a young Girl Scout delivering cookies back in 1975.
Jerome Barrett was sentenced to 44 years in prison for the murder of Marsha Trimble. Barrett was convicted of murdering nine-year-old Trimble in 1975 while she was delivering Girl Scout cookies in Green Hills. That sentence is to be served back-to-back - with a life sentence from another murder conviction.
Barrett was also convicted of Barrett was convicted in the 1975 murder of Vanderbilt University co-ed Sarah DesPrez in January 2009.
Attorneys for Barrett issued an appeal saying the court didn't give enough evidence to uphold a conviction, but on Friday the appeals court disagreed.
The next step for Barrett would be to appeal to the United States Supreme Court.