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19-year-old mother now faces murder charge in death of son

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities say they have upgraded charges against a 19-year-old Memphis mother in the death of her 2-year-old son. The Commercial Appeal reports (http://bit.ly/1MZf34j ) a murder charge was added Monday against Raven Campbell, who was already…

Pittman murder trial to be rescheduled

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Another delay came Monday in the murder case of Union University student Olivia Greenlee. Accused killer Charles Pittman was back before a judge and facing a deadline to…

Former Memphis officer charged with murder of wife

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Prosecutors say a former Memphis police officer has been indicted on a charge of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of her wife. The Shelby County district attorney's office says 34-year-old Jaselyn Grant was off-duty when…

Murder suspect arrested in W.Va. to be extradited to Tenn.

DECATUR COUNTY, Tenn. -- A man facing a murder charge in his wife's death after allegedly running her over in Decatur County soon will be extradited back to Tennessee. Chad Henry recently was arrested in Bridgeport, W.Va., after being indicted…

Man wanted for murder in West Tenn. arrested in W.Va.

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. -- Police in West Virginia have arrested a man recently indicted on a murder charge in the death of his wife on Christmas Day in West Tennessee. Chad Henry was arrested in the nearby state by local police…

Dylan Adams charged with murder in Holly Bobo case

DECATUR COUNTY, Tenn. -- Dylan Adams has been indicted on first-degree murder and aggravated kidnapping charges in the death of Holly Bobo, WSMV in Nashville is reporting. Weakley County Sheriff Mike…

Middle Tennessee man charged with murdering 2 people

DICKSON, Tenn. (AP) - A grand jury has indicted a Middle Tennessee man on murder charges in the deaths of two people whose bodies were found in a fire last month. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says the Dickson County…

Man indicted on murder charge in beating of college student

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey man has been indicted on murder charges stemming from the fatal beating of a college student from Tennessee. Timothy Puskas, of New Brunswick, also faces two weapons charges and two counts of…

Tennessean gets 20-30 years for attempted murder in Nebraska

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) - A 25-year-old Tennessee man has been given 20 to 30 years in a Nebraska prison for trying to kill a friend. The Kearney Hub reports (http://bit.ly/1EU8PAH ) that Evan Swenson, of Nashville, Tennessee, was sentenced on…

Testimony begins in Facebook 'unfriending' murder trial

MOUNTAIN CITY, Tenn. (AP) - The first day of testimony has begun in a double-murder trial in a case prosecutors say was caused by a woman being deleted as a friend on Facebook. The Johnson City Press (http://bit.ly/1E4dADW) reports testimony…

Murder on Greenway leads police to increase security patrols

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Police have increased their presence on Knoxville's Third Creek Greenway since a woman was murdered there Sunday. The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1Qi4xqP) reports Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch made the announcement Monday at a news conference.…

Reward increased to $21K in cold murder case of 2 brothers

JASPER, Tenn. (AP) - The reward offered in a Tennessee cold case has been increased to $21,000. WRCB-TV (http://bit.ly/1EU95Qh) reports in March, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam offered a $10,000 reward in the 18-year-old murder case of Sean and Donny Goetcheus.…

Mexican woman extradited to Nashville on murder charge

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Mexican citizen has been extradited to Nashville to face a murder charge in the death of her nephew nearly eight years ago. According to Metro Nashville Police, Marisol Alvarado was taking care of her 7-week-old…

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