A Knoxville man who is being charged with murder in the first degree has waived his right to a speedy trial. As previously reported by KNIA/KRLS news, Michael Miller allegedly paid co-worker Terry Tobias Cobbins Jr. to kill his wife Teresa earlier this year. Teresa was shot and killed in her home south of Knoxville on January 7th.
According to online court records, last month Miller demanded a speedy trial, which means he would get a trial within 90 days of the date his trial information was filed. He later requested a deadline extension for filing motions. The order setting hearing was held Friday morning.
Originally, Miller’s trial was set to begin on May 10th. The new trial date has not yet been set. Cobbins’s trial is scheduled to begin on May 31st at 9am in the Marion County Courthouse.
Both Miller and Cobbins continue to be held in the Marion County jail.