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Tennessee Attorney General's Office and Tennessee State Commissioner Involved in Attempted Murder Cover-Up

Contact: Appalachian Youth Missions, 423 253-3484


TELLICO PLAINS, Tenn., May 25 /Christian Newswire/ -- Motions are being filed with the Tennessee Claims Commission in reference to the attempted murder of a missionary.


On May 18, 2006, Christian missionary George Raudenbush was abducted and tortured for two hours. Local authorities were contacted immediately after the abduction. Later it was discovered by a witness that local law enforcement officials knew the identities of the individuals involved who conspired to murder and then transport the victim's body out of the county.


When their plan failed they left Mr. Raudenbush in critical condition covered in blood. The Monroe County Sheriffs Department, Tellico Plains Police Department and the 10th Judicial District Attorney General's Office was contacted and informed. No response of interest has been indicated by any of the above agencies.


Mr. Raudenbush appeared before Tennessee State Commission on April 20, 2007 to give direct testimony as to his brutal abduction and torture. Commissioner William O. Shults over the Tennessee Claims Commission heard the testimony of Mr. Raudenbush and first hand witness to events.


Letters and evidence showing a cover up had take place were sent to Tennessee State Attorney General, Robert E. Cooper Jr., about judicial misconduct and corruption in the ranks of the Court of the Judiciary and lower courts. Leigh A. Jones, Chief of Staff to the State Attorney's Office responded by letter on April 27, 2007 referring Mr. Raudenbush back to the Judge that Mr. Raudenbush was filing a complaint against, Judge J. Steven Stafford. Certified letters were sent back to the Attorney General clarifying the situation however no response has been received from the Attorney General's office.


On May 10, 2007 Judge William O. Shults denied Mr. Raudenbush's claim for victim compensation after Mr. Raudenbush gave direct testimony about his abduction and his injuries. The state failed to appear to prosecute the claim and make a determination.


Judge William O. Shults made the following appalling statement with no evidence to support his conclusion, "somehow he was at least partially responsible for the precipitating the attack against him."


Motions are currently being filed against activist Judges in Tennessee who practice judicial misconduct, having self-serving agendas other than that of good consciousness in upholding their oath to office.


Background: Full account of the attack on National Missions Coordinator George Raudenbush with photos.


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