Roommate Charged in Fatal Murfreesboro Stabbing to Appear in Court

Jun 19, 2024 at 05:27 pm by WGNS News

Above: Police at scene of murder / Bottom Right: Suspect Mugshot

Murfreesboro, Tenn. – A two-year-old murder case is set to go before the courts this year, with an upcoming status hearing set to occur in two months and a plea hear to be scheduled in the near future.


Looking back to April of 2022, Murfreesboro police investigated a fatal stabbing inside a local apartment. Upon arrival, they found the victim, 27-year-old Ryan Wolcott... That was District Attorney Jennings Jones who reported that the investigation led authorities to Wolcott's roommate.

During the investigation, police learned that Wolcott had two roommates, both of whom were interviewed by detectives. However, information uncovered by police led to the arrest of only one of those two roommates. Julie Cox, the lead detective in the case, arrested roommate Allister Jennings... Jennings was apprehended after being spotted walking down University Street, where officers picked him up.

A nearby neighbor reported seeing multiple police cars arrive and even noticed blood on the floor of the apartment unit they entered. The police presence was heavy on the day of the murder, as recalled by others in the area.

Thirty-year-old Allister Keran Jennings has an upcoming status hearing in the Circuit Courts of Rutherford County, where he will appear before Judge James Turner on August 15, 2024. Currently, no plea hearing has been scheduled.

Jennings has remained in custody at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center since his arrest on April 7, 2022. His bond was originally set at $750,000.

Authorities have not released the motivating factor behind the crime.

Mr. Wolcott, who was killed on April 6, 2022, left behind his parents, one brother, a son, and a daughter.

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