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Perry March Challenges Role Of So-Called Snitch

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by Nick Beres

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - He wore a wire and his secret recordings helped put away one of Nashville's most notorious killers. However,  now there is a legal challenge seeking to silence so-called jailhouse snitches.

Many will remember Nathan Farris and the role he played in the prosecution of Perry March seven years ago.  His cell in the Davidson County Jail was next to March who was charged with killing his wife Janet.

March began plotting to kill Janet's parents Lawrence and Carolyn Levine. He talked to Farris about it, who then went to prosecutors and offered to wear a wire.

"It's not unusual for us or the DA to get information if someone wants to help us solve a crime," said Sheriff Daron Hall.

Conversations recorded by Farris helped convict March of both conspiracy and Janet's murder. 

Now, March is taking his case to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals.  In his filing, March argues that Farris worked for the District Attorney's office when the taped conversations took place, and that he was cooperating with police as an informant.

As a result, March argues he should have been allowed to have a lawyer present for all of his conversations with Farris.

Sheriff Hall said he doubts Farris or prosecutors did anything wrong.

"The issue of recorded conversations in jails is just part of the business we are in," said Sheriff Hall.


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