One of two people accused of killing Lynn Orrand in the area of Richland Road in 1982 near Halls Hill Pike in Murfreesboro asked the courts for post-conviction relief. Candace Carol Bush suggested to the Tennessee Appeals Court that she received ineffective assistance of counsel based upon the trial counsel's advice that she not testify at trial.
Looking back to what occurred in the 1980's, Candace Bush was married to Lynn Orrand when she and Gary Bush allegedly conspired to kill Orrand.
In 1982, the victim was shot in the back while hunting in Rutherford County and Gary Bush maintained it was an accident. After Orrand's death Candace married Gary Bush, the man accused of shooting Orrand. In 2007 Orrand's body was exhumed and the cold case was re-opened.
Gary Wayne Bush and Candace Bush were later convicted for the murder of Lynn Orrand. In March of this year (2015), Gary Bush filed an appeal suggesting that he received ineffective assistance of counsel because the trial counsel failed to call the Petitioner to testify in his own defense. The appeal courts did not agree with Bush and affirmed the judgement in the post-conviction courts. Gary Bush will be 99 when he is eligible for parole.
In the most recent appeal, the wife of Gary Bush was also turned down in her request to the Appeals Court of Tennessee. Candace Bush will be 91 when she is eligible for parole. She is being held in the Mark H. Luttrell Correctional Center located in Memphis, Tennessee.
- March 25, 2015 Case No. M2014-00759-CCA-R3-PC - Filed March 25, 2015
- 2014 Court Order denies post-conviction relief
- Department of Justice: What is Post Conviction Relief?
- A 2011 example of a previous appeal filed by Candace and Gary Bush
- Tennessee Felony Information Database
- May 2015: No. M2014-00824-CCA-R3-PC - Filed May 5, 2015