Court tosses meth-related murder conviction

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – An appeals court has dismissed a murder conviction against a man accused of giving a fatal dose of methamphetamine to a Campbell County woman.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that the state Court of Criminal Appeals ruled Friday that no proof shows Jayne Love died from a drug overdose.

Phillip Pack was convicted of second-degree murder in March 2010. Pack had been accused of delivering a dose of meth that caused Love to die.

The 33-year-old Love was reported missing in May 2008. Her skeletal remains were found in a wooded area in Jacksboro in September 2008.

Although a forensic anthropologist determined via medical records that the skeleton was Love’s, he could not pinpoint the time of her death or her cause of death.

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