Attorney indicted, accused of helping son cover up murder

DOWNTOWN JACKSON — A Gibson County attorney is on the other side of the law, accused of tampering with evidence in a murder investigation. Jackson police said Edythe “Didi” Christie deleted evidence that linked her son, John Christie, to the death of his wife. “A person who is an attorney, you would expect them to be more responsible and know the laws,” said Captain Tyreece Miller with the Jackson Police Department. A Madison County grand jury indicted the mother and son this week, Didi Christie on a tampering with evidence charge, and John Christie on second-degree murder and tampering with evidence charges. John was originally arrested in April accused of killing his wife, Brittany Christie, and making it look like an overdose. Investigators said in December Brittany’s body was found in a room at the Old Hickory Inn. An autopsy showed she died from a lethal combination of a sedative and heroin. Neighbors said the accusations against Didi Christie are hard to believe. “I don’t know why she would do it,” Barney McCarver said. According to the Tennessee Bar Association, Didi Christie is still an active attorney and they will only petition to suspend her license if she is found guilty. John remains jailed in lieu of $500,000 bond and is scheduled to be back in court next week. A bond and court date have not been set for his mother.

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