Photos: Death row evidence in the chamber of crime
A gun used in the Walter Curuthers murder case in 1980 remains in the evidence room. He was charged with killing 22-year-old Wilhelmina Stahl and attempting to kill her 18-year-old brother George in Concord Park. The gun used on that day nearly 40 years ago remains untouched. It is the oldest murder case still preserved.
A bullet from the Curuthers case.
Blood samples from Billy Ray Irick. Irick was put to death in 2018.
All the evidence in the Billy Ray Irick case remains preserved.
A stick marks the trajectory of a bullet hole that sits in front of a bloody mattress from the Raynella Leath case. Her husband David Leath died from a gunshot wound. No one has ever been convicted, which means Mike Hammond must preserve all the evidence.
"This is the evidence that was presented in the Raynella Leath case in the death of one of her husbands. This was the bed. This is the headboard," Hammond said.
Evidence remains preserved in the David Earl Miller case. Miller was put to death in 2018.
A cassette tape from the David Earl Miller case. This evidence will be preserved forever.
The final book David Earl Miller checked out at the Knox County Public Library before he killed Lee Standifer remains preserved. There’s so much evidence from so many cases in this room, there is no more room left on the shelves.