Jacob Pearman Appeals Murder Conviction

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The Murfreesboro man convicted in the Valentine's Day 2013 murder of his newlywed wife has had his appeal denied by the state Court of Criminal Appeals in Nashville.

Jacob Pearman argued six reasons his conviction should be overturned, including the trial court erred in denying his motion for a change of venue and abused their discretion in declining to strike a juror for cause.

All six motions were denied by the appeals court in Nashville Thursday (May 11th, 2017).

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Pearman choked and beat his wife, Carla, to death in 2013. He admitted to how he killed her during a police interview after he was arrested. And when asked by investigators if he realized he'd killed her, said...

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Pearman worked as a physical trainer during his short lived marriage with Carla. At the time of the murder, he was an avid bodybuilder.

He was sentenced to life in prison by Circuit Court Judge David Bragg after the jury found him guilty of first-degree murder in early 2015.

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