License suspended for lawyer found guilty of tampering with evidence

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NASHVILLE — The state has suspended the law license of a Jackson lawyer who recently was found guilty of tampering with evidence in connection with the death of her daughter-in-law. The state Board of Professional Responsibility on Wednesday entered an order suspending Edythe Christie’s law license, according to Sandy Garrett, chief disciplinary counsel with the board. There will be a later hearing where the supreme court will decide whether to revoke Christie’s license, according to Garrett. Christie was found guilty Aug. 20. According to court records, after the death of Brittany Christie inside a west Jackson motel room in December 2013 from an apparent drug overdose, John Christie’s mother, Edythe Christie, went through his phone and deleted text messages and pictures. John Christie has pleaded not guilty to a second-degree murder charge.

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