The man accused of murdering his wife Carla one year ago on Valentine’s Day in 2013 in the Blackman Community will have one trial instead of two next month. Assistant District Attorney J. Paul Newman told WGNS News that the one trial will cover all charges (both murder charges and charges dealing with child abuse).
You may recall that on the day of murder, Jacob Pearman was due in court to face child abuse charges. He will now face both the murder charge and the child abuse charge at the same time. Newman explains...
30-Year old Jacob Pearman allegedly killed Carla and later turned himself in after a phone call with Murfreesboro Detectives. Pearman was arrested outside of a gas station in Manchester several hours after the murder.
The March 24, 2014 trial will cover charges of Child Abuse and Neglect and Aggravated Assault along with charges of murdering his wife on February 14, 2013.
Photo: Larger picture is the couple during happier times. Insert is a Rutherford County Sheriffs Office' mugshot of David Pearman taken as he was being booked for murdering his wife of approximately four-months.
Earlier reports on WGNS showed Jacob Pearman was to have been in court on the date Carla was murdered (2/15/2013). That appearance involved abuse charges against Carla's 7-year old son from another relationship.
In a taped confession, Pearman allegedly said, "She couldn't decide whether she wanted me to go or wanted me to stay."
Pearman is being held in the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center at this time where he has remained since February 14, 2013.
The crime has caught the attention of CBS television, and reportedly "48-Hour" personnel have already met with local officials.
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