NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Governor Bill Haslam put pen to paper and signed into law a major victory for victims of sexual assault.
On Tuesday, Haslam signed "Kimberlee's Law" which closes a loophole in the justice system that let people of aggravated rape get out of jail early. Before this law, there were two conflicting laws; one dictated violent offenders serve 100-percent of their jail time another let felons earn time-served for good behavior.
The law is named after Kimberlee Morton, who was the victim of a violent rape and attempted murder in Memphis more than a decade ago.
"I can't begin to tell you the joy I feel inside of me to know, no other victim will be cheated by the TN justice system and to know victims will get their justice, is incredible," said Kimberlee Morton.
Kimberlee was honored by the House this past legislative session, for her advocacy and bravery.