NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A state appeals court has revived a legal battle to keep a Knoxville widow from collecting an inheritance from the man she murdered.
The case involves Raynella Dossett Leath, who was convicted two years ago of killing her second husband. Her first husband was Knox County District Attorney General Ed Dossett, who died in a cattle trampling incident in 1992. Prosecutors at one point charged her with killing the former prosecutor but dropped the charges after she received a life sentence for first-degree murder of the second husband, David Leath.
David Leath's daughter has fought a legal battle to keep her former stepmother from inheriting. The Tennessee Court of Appeals reversed a trial court decision, allowing the daughter to proceed with her efforts.
Leath is serving a life prison term.