Pamela Auble, the second forensic psychologist called to the witness stand by Howell's lawyers on Tuesday, said it was her opinion, based on her own interviews and testing of Howell and a review of Miller's earlier work, that Howell would not have been able to either take an active role in the Lillelid murders or to attempt to stop them.
Auble said the evaluation of Howell that she performed last year showed that Howell was mentally better now than she had been at the time of the Lillelid murders in 1997 or at the time of her 1998 guilty plea.
Tracy has been AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell for over 25 years and he currently maintains a 10.0 ranking by Avvo, a nationally-based ratings assessment profile.
Karen Renee Howell, 22, the youngest woman among the six Kentuckians who pleaded guilty in 1998 to killing three members of the Lillelid family near Baileyton, testified Tuesday during a day-long hearing. C., attorney, who became involved in Howell's case while a student at the University of Tennessee Law School, attempted to show that Leonard had failed to effectively represent Howell during 19 and that Howell had been mentally incapable of understanding what she was doing when she pleaded guilty on Feb. She also claimed that Leonard had told her that he was being pressured by the attorneys of her adult co-defendants to pressure her to accept an "all or nothing" guilty plea offer from the Third Judicial District Attorney General's office to all six defendants.
A document in the court file indicates that Anderson won approval from the Tennessee Court of Appeals to call Dillard as a witness in the case after Judge Beckner initially denied a motion to call Dillard as a hearing witness. Howell, who was 17 when the murders took place, said she had felt "trapped" into pleading guilty in order to spare her adult codefendants from the prospect of receiving the death penalty if they had been found guilty by a jury during a trial.
Tracy is listed as a Rule 31 general civil mediator by the Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission of the Tennessee Supreme Court.
He was a Founding Member of the Tennessee Association of Professional Mediators and he currently serves on the Executive Committee of The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, a premier group of the nation's most experienced civil trial mediators and arbitrators selected by litigation firms across the United States.