CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee -(WDEF) The Hamilton County Court house will be a busy place this week as three high profile cases move forward.
Christopher Padgett faces charges in the death of taxi cab driver, Nathan Deere. Padgett was scheduled to appear in court Monday for a motions hearing, but his case was reset to April 15th.
Lonta Burress was also scheduled to head back to court this week. He was convicted last year of aggravated assault, possession of a deadly weapon, and evading arrest following a school bus shooting incident in 2010.
Burress wants a new trial, but he's also facing a first degree murder charge in the shooting death of Darius Townsend. Burress was previously charged in a shooting in Coolidge Park, but witnesses changed their story. His new trial request was postponed until May 28th.
Randall Reed is facing first degree murder and a laundry list of other related charges in connection to the death of Jane Stokes, 70, of East Ridge.
Police caught Reed after he allegedly used Stokes's ATM card following her death.
Reed's attorney said her client is not the killer and looks forward to clearing his name. A judge ruled Monday evidence found in the garage of Reed's parents home will be allowed during trial. His trial is set for April 16th.