Haywood Co. Jury finds man guilty in 2016 murder of Elia Hernandez

HAYWOOD COUNTY, Tenn. — A man has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a 17-year-old girl in Haywood County.


Following a three-day jury trial, Quin Love was found guilty of first-degree felony murder of Elia Hernandez on June 26, 2016.

Love is also known to go by the names of Quindarious Jamal Love and Quindarious J. Cottrell.

The charges stem from an incident at a house party in Haywood County where Love allegedly opened fire and injured multiple people. Hernandez later died as a result of her injuries.

Love was also convicted of attempted first-degree murder, three counts of aggravated assault and reckless endangerment.

Circuit Court Judge Clayburn Peeples sentenced Love to life with the possibility of parole for the first degree felony murder charge.

A release states Love will be sentenced in Haywood County Circuit Court on November 19, 2022 for the remaining convictions.

The case was prosecuted by District Attorney Frederick Agee and Deputy District Attorney Jerald Campbell.

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