Motion Hearing Continues For Caleb Cannon

Posted at 3:47 PM, Aug 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-24 14:39:10-04

Murder suspect, Caleb Cannon, appeared in court again on Tuesday in a continuation of last week's motion hearing.

Cannon was accused of killing the mother of his child, Nikki Burgess, back in 2014.

During last week's hearing the defense to tried to have evidence of Burgess' body in Cannon's vehicle removed from the trial. The human remains were found by cadaver dogs in Cannon's trunk.

During the first hearing, cadaver dog experts took the stand, as well as a surprise witness. That witness was a former cellmate of Cannon who said Cannon admitted to beating and strangling Burgess then taking her body to a farm in Knoxville.

Three more cadaver dog handlers took the stand Tuesday.

Shirley Grauberger was the first witness. She handles cadaver dogs, including one which was used in the death investigation.

The second witness was Julie Allen, a paramedic and cadaver dog handler. The third was the Tennessee Highway Patrol director of canines, Sgt. Karen Douglass.

No ruling was made during Tuesday's hearing. Another hearing was set for Sept. 16.