Attorney Bruce Poston

Attorney Bruce Poston

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In my in-depth interview, Bruce Poston shared new information about the alleged mall shooter, revealing he is "on kidney dialysis three days a week. He is also dealing with some mental health issues." In my in-depth interview, Bruce Poston shared new information about the alleged mall shooter, revealing he is "on kidney dialysis three days a week. He is also dealing with some mental health issues."

By LORI TUCKER
6 News Anchor/Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) -- Bruce Poston has been at the center of some of the most high profile murder cases in East Tennessee. 

In the last several months he has defended Eric McLean in the love triangle trial and Kenny Bartley, a teenager who pleaded guilty in 2005 to killing an assistant principal at Campbell County High School.

Now Poston is getting ready for another big trial. He will be defending William Johnson, the suspect in the murder of a store clerk at Knoxville Center Mall.

In my in-depth interview, Poston shared new information about the alleged mall shooter, revealing he is "on kidney dialysis three days a week. He is also dealing with some mental health issues."

Poston said he is confident Eric McLean will get probation for his reckless homicide conviction in the death of his ex-wife's young lover, 18-year-old Sean Powell.

Sentencing in that case is set for November 7.

As for Kenny Bartley's guilty plea, Poston is working to get that reversed.

"The kid would do well in court because he has a very good presence," Poston told me. "He's thoughtful. He's not brilliant, but he's no dummy and he has a story to tell. I hope we get to tell it."

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