Attorney asks court to take down bloody photos on Houston brothers' land

1:51 PM, Jan 23, 2013   |    comments
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Display photos showing gruesome crime scene pictures of two men shot and killed in Roane County could soon come down.

Rocky and Leon Houston have been accused of putting the signs up on property that belonged to their late father, Clifford Clyde Houston.

The Houston brothers were tried for murder after a shootout on their property in 2006. That shootout killed Roane County Sheriff's Deputy Bill Jones and ride-along passenger Mike Brown.

The brothers were never convicted.

In September 2011, the brothers posted gruesome crime scene photos of the bloody incident.

Now, attorney James F. Logan, Jr., the lawyer who represented Leon Houston in his first degree murder case, is asking Roane County Court to take those posters down.

He filed a petition asking the court to appoint him administrator of Clyde Houston's estate.

In March 2009, Rocky, Leon, and other members of the Houston family signed a deed of trust on four tracts of land to help cover attorney fees and expenses.

Leon later defaulted on the agreement and Logan bought three tracts of land in a foreclosure sale in January, 2011. The sale of the fourth tract which belonged to Clyde Houston was postponed.

In the recent court petition, Logan says the Houstons still owe him more than $100,000. Logan asked the court to ban Rocky and Leon from their father's property. He says he wants the gruesome crime scene photos removed.

Rocky and Leon Houston both remain in prison on federal firearms charges.

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