Man charged in wife’s death may get new plea deal

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JACKSON, Tenn. — A man charged with killing his wife appeared Tuesday in court, and it appears a plea agreement may be in the works. John Christie, charged with second-degree murder, was offered a new plea deal by the Madison County district attorney that would enable him to leave jail to go to a halfway home in Memphis starting Jan. 15. If the deal is accepted by the judge, Christie would have to stay at the halfway home for six months until he’s released on intensified probation for the next 10 years. Christie is scheduled to be back in court at 11 a.m. Nov. 9. The judge rejected a deal Aug. 31 in which Christie entered a plea of guilty on a count of reckless homicide.

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