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Accused Union University Murderer in Court

This video is no longer available. DOWNTOWN JACKSON -- The man accused of shooting and killing his fiancee in a Union University parking lot was in court, Thursday, but only briefly. A mental evaluation has been ordered for Charles Pittman,…

Man Facing Attempted Murder Charge in Court

DOWNTOWN JACKSON -- A man who police say was involved in a December shooting near a barber shop was back in court, Thursday. Dequevion Lee is charged with attempted first degree murder in the Dec. 10 shooting on Lane Ave.…

Memphis murder suspect arrested in Chicago

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities say a murder suspect from Memphis has been arrested in Chicago. The U.S. Marshals Service says Sydney Jackson was charged in January with first-degree murder in the shooting of Corteras Wilbourn in Memphis. Investigators say…

Man returned to Huntingdon to Face Murder Charges

This video is no longer available. HUNTINGDON, Tenn. -- A man facing murder charges for a shooting in early February has been returned to Huntington. Larry Golden Jr. was extradited from New York on Wednesday and arraigned in court Thursday.…

Va. man held in Tenn. on murder charge

SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) - U.S. marshals say they've arrested a suspect in a Virginia slaying on a Nashville street. Deputy U.S. Marshal Timothy Alley says 22-year-old Jeffrey O'Neil Jennings Jr. was arrested Wednesday on charges related to the June 2013…

Father and health aide charged with murder

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The father of a disabled girl and the child's home-health aide stand accused of murder after the 12-year old Millington, Tenn., girl died from gangrene and infected bedsores. The Shelby County district attorney general's office said…

Mother of missing Memphis baby charged with murder

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Memphis police have confirmed that a body discovered in a ditch this weekend is that of a 7-week-old baby who went missing more than five weeks ago, and the infant's mother has been charged with first-degree…

Church: Accused Murderer is our Youth Minister

This video is no longer available. CROCKETT COUNTY, Tenn. -- A local church confirmed Sunday the fiance accused of killing his future wife and Union University student and staging the scene to make it look like suicide, is their youth…

Union Students React to Murder Arrest

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Fellow classmates say they were shocked by the murder arrest made in a death of a Union University student. Erin Crocker, a freshman at Union University, says she was caught off guard when she heard another student,…

Shelby County Woman Arrested for Murder

This video is no longer available. FAYETTE COUNTY, Tenn. -- A Shelby County woman has been arrested for murder and robbery. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Fayette County Sheriff's department arrested Tanuja Rivers with one count of felony…

Pair Charged With Attempted Murder After Saturday Shooting

DYERSBURG, Tenn. -- Two people have been arrested and charged with attempted murder following a shooting on Feb. 8 that left one person injured. Romel Harris, 23, and Carlos Johnson, 31, were arrested in connection with a shooting on the…

Breaking: Two Charged with Attempted Murder in Dyersburg

DYERSBURG, Tenn. -- Dyersburg police say they responded to a call of shots fired in the 1500 block of Maxey Drive. Upon arrival, they say they they found a victim with one gunshot wound who was treated and released from…

Pair Arrested and Charged with First Degree Murder

This video is no longer available. HUNTINGDON, Tenn. -- Two people have been arrested in connection with Sunday night's homicide that claimed the life of a Huntingdon father. Larry Golden, 23, and Jermaine Crawford, 34, were arrested and charged with…

Memphis man convicted of murder in baby's death

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Prosecutors say a father has been convicted of first-degree murder in the death of his 3-month-old daughter. Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich said Friday that 23-year-old Sebastian Pegues also was convicted of aggravated child abuse…

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