Hearing Set Before Man's 2nd Trial In Nashville

Posted at 9:10 AM, Nov 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-20 10:11:11-05

A convicted killer is expected to face a judge in Nashville for another chance at freedom.

DeAndre Rucker was granted a new trial after an appellate court found there was misconduct with the prosecution during the first trial back in 2012.  

Rucker was convicted in the 2009 shooting death of Demetrius Riley.

Testimony during his first trial indicated Rucker convinced a teenager, Quincy Sharpe, to shoot the victim to gain status within a gang.

In 2016, an appeals court granted both Rucker and Sharpe the chance at a new trial. Rucker claimed the prosecutor committed prosecutorial misconduct by quoting "inflammatory rap lyrics" after the court specifically directed the State not to make any reference to the lyrics at trial.  

Rucker has a second trial coming up in February. A status hearing has been set for Monday.