After a local post-conviction hearing, it was learned that a new trial will not take place for a man who was convicted of second degree murder.
The August 2014 murder of Danny Wright in Smyrna will soon be in court after an arrest was made this past December.
5 Years ago, Wright was killed outside of his home in Smyrna at 109 Kings Road.
UPDATE: The Murfreesboro Police Department continues to work with the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office regarding the 2016 discovery of a deceased Hispanic female near Elam Mill Rd. Rutherford County District Attorney Jennings Jones stated...
An Indian Park Drive murder case will be in court this summer. Rutherford County District Attorney Jennings Jones stated...
The man accused of raping and killing 22-year-old Heather Maples in Murfreesboro will head to court for trial next year. Brandon Richmond Bowling allegedly killed Maples at her apartment in 2015.
The appeals court heard more in regards to the Madden case in April of 2017. Despite briefs assigned just four months ago...
A suspect in an Indian Park Drive (Murfreesboro) murder will soon head to court for a discussion hearing.
Fake news that is circulating online and in social media suggests that a serial killer is on the loose in Murfreesboro. However, the story could not be further from the truth.
The three recent murders in Murfreesboro have been heavily discussed by Murfreesboro Police and MTSU Police.
The shooting location is not known, but the body of the victim was dumped out of a car at University Ridge Apartments at 2707 South Rutherford Blvd.
During the investigation, detectives executed a search warrant at 920 Greenland Dr. apt. 106 in relation to suspected drug activity.
April 24th the 11th year anniversary since the disappearance of 2 year old Analyce Guerra from Smyrna. Her body was later found in Murfreesboro in 2008.
The couple's daughter Skyler Rae Craighead died in November of 2013...
Dewey Abbott III killed 40 year old Jesse Sliepenbeek in 2015. The murder unfolded in Abbott's Kings Crossing Apartment (1710 E. Northfield Blvd. - apartment Q-5).
We have an update on the murder of 86-year old Louis Jean Espy in Murfreesboro. William Brace killed and reportedly raped Espy in 2015...
The upcoming trial of two brothers accused of a double murder in Murfreesboro will be held on May 1, 2017. Rutherford County District Attorney Jennings Jones stated...
We have an update on the murder of 86-year old Louis Jean Espy in Murfreesboro. The man who allegedly killed the 86-year old woman has been charged with not only her murder, but also with two counts of rape.
UPDATE: The man who allegedly killed and raped an 86-year old woman and later abused her corpse, will be in court on March 17, 2017. The TBI began investigating the death of Lois Jean Espy on February 23, 2015...
Rutherford County Assistant District Attorney J. Paul Newman says that Murfreesboro Police continue to search for a murder suspect after locating the body of a woman this past December...
The TBI began investigating the death and rape of 86 year old Lois Jean Espy on February 23, 2015, the same date deputies from the Bedford County Sheriff's Department found her body on Mullins Mill Road.
The trial involving the two subjects accused of killing two Murfreesboro residents in 2014 will stand trial in January. Assistant District Attorney J. Paul Newman explains...
A March court date in 2017 has been set for two brothers accused of two murders in Murfreesboro. The deaths happened in the Old Fort Parkway Walmart parking lot in year 2014
The suspect who was accused of murdering and raping 86-year old Louis Jean Espy in Murfreesboro will appear in court next year.
A man believed to be responsible for the murder of Murfreesboro resident Jason McGill on June 29, 2016 has been arrested in Memphis, Tennessee.
An Aspen Avenue man in Murfreesboro was severely beaten and later died during an incident inside an apartment at Waterford Place on Sunday.
A man accused of murdering his father in Murfreesboro will appear in court to face a second degree murder charge on January 30, 2017.
Convicted murderer Charles Warner has filed a motion for a new trial. Warner is the man who was convicted and sentenced for killing homeless resident Emad Al Azraki in Murfreesboro in 2014.
Murfreesboro Police continue to investigate a murder that occurred this past March at the Vie apartment complex. District Attorney Jennings Jones stated...
A 23-year old Nashville man who reportedly took the life of a Murfreesboro resident will appear in court this week.
UPDATE: First Degree Murder suspect Dewey Abbott, III of Murfreesboro will be in a Rutherford County Courtroom on July 25, 2016.
Jewell Moses Bess, a convicted child rapist, was found guilty for the 1986 murder after authorities reopened the cold case in 2011. Bess was found guilty this past June of 2015.
Charles Warner, the man who killed homeless resident Emad Al Azraki in Murfreesboro in 2014, was found guilty in February of this year. Warner is now asking for a new trial.
WGNS is continuing the follow the story involving the 2013 murder of 47-year old Jackie Warpoole, Jr. of Smyrna. The suspect in the shooting is being held behind bars at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center in Murfreesboro.
The identity of the deceased man who was killed in a shooting at The Vie apartment complex this past Friday has been confirmed through the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (T.B.I.) and the Medical Examiner's office.
A Murfreesboro Police detective testified Tuesday a murder defendant didn't kill his victim in self-defense during a February drug deal.
A Murder case that was supposed to head to trial on Monday, March 7th will not take place. District Attorney Jennings Jones told WGNS...
Warrants for his arrest were obtained under charges of First Degree Murder and Aggravated Robbery.
As of February 25, 2016, no one has been arrested for the murder of 65-Year old Gordon Kent who was brutally beat to death in his North Maple Street apartment in 1996. Police need your help.
Charles Warner, the man who killed homeless resident Emad Al Azraki in Murfreesboro along the banks of Lytle Creek in 2014, was found guilty.
When officers arrived to 1306 Eagle Street, they found victim Tijuandres Garrett laying in the grass near Rolling Acres apartment A-7.
In 2014 witness Robert Strange testified before a Grand Jury that he was drinking beer at a friend Apartment when the accused suspect Charles Warner and murder victim Al Azraki...
24 year old Justin Odom is accused of killing one man and shooting a woman at a home off of Old Woodbury Highway near Murfreesboro.
One witness stated, "He was covered in blood [talking about the suspect]." The witness told the courts, "He had blood all over his face, arms and legs."
60-year old William Russell Brace will be in court on Friday, December 4, 2015 to find out more about evidence authorities have against him in the murder of his next door neighbor.
One of Murfreesboro's most wanted who was captured in Milwaukee, Wisconsin was recently sentenced in a Rutherford County Courtroom.
A first degree murder suspect in Murfreesboro will appear in court for his arraignment to formerly hear the charges filed against him on Monday, November 16, 2015.
WGNS has learned that Bowling has also been charged with four counts of rape, which he will also face in a Rutherford County Courtroom just 11 days before Christmas.
The man who allegedly killed the 86-year old woman has been charged with not only her murder, but also with two counts of rape and one count of abuse of a corpse.
Two grieving daughters and their mother grasped each other's hands as they remembered Gregg Hawkins, as a loving father and husband who always wanted to spend time with them.
Robert Strange stated, "He was covered in blood [talking about Warner]."Strange told the courts, "He had blood all over his face, arms and legs."
The MTSU student who was accused of murder this past August will see his case move forward to the Grand Jury...
As it turns out, Brandon Richmond Bowling was taken into custody while at work at a sandwich shop on Middle Tennessee Boulevard...
A man who fled to Milwaukee, Wisconsin after allegedly killing 22-year old Terrelle Shannon in Murfreesboro in 2012 will head to a Rutherford County Courtroom for trial.
Around 9 AM on Friday MPD officers responded to the apartment in reference to a deceased female in her early 20s.
At 1:30a.m. on Wednesday morning, Murfreesboro Police Officers responded to 1710 E. Northfield Blvd. apartment Q-5 in reference to a shooting.
A body of a murder victim found shot to death Wednesday morning off of Ditch Road in Rockvale (Rutherford County) is believed to be that of Nashvillian Luis Alberto Diaz, 23...
We have an update on the murder of Louis Jean Espy in Murfreesboro. WGNS' Ron Jordan has the details...
A total of three murder cases will be heard in Rutherford County courtrooms in the upcoming months. District Attorney Jennings Jones told News Radio WGNS...
The complainant on the incident was Mr. Dennis Kado's son, Jacob Kado. During the course of the investigation Jacob Kado was arrested on an unrelated charge...
We continue to follow the 1982 murder of Lynn Orrand who was shot and killed while hunting in the area of Halls Hill Pike. You may recall, the murder was solved by the Cold Case Detectives with the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office several years ago...
NewsRadio WGNS has leearned that a murder case will hit the local courts this month. Facing charges is 22-year old Brandon D. Buchanan (pictured).
One of two people accused of killing Lynn Orrand in the area of Richland Road in 1982 near Halls Hill Pike in Murfreesboro asked the courts for post-conviction relief. Candace Carol Bush suggested...
The man suspected of killing a 30-year old Murfreesboro woman on Gold Valley Drive in 2013 will appear in court this month. District Attorney Jennings Jones told News Radio WGNS...
April 23rd marked the 9th year anniversary since the disappearance of 2 year old Analyce Guerra from Smyrna. She disappeared from her family's home during the early morning hours of April 23, 2006.
A day after the hold-up and shooting, Alexander was arrested at International Paper where he was employed. He was eventually convicted for the murder of Bahmanziari and sentenced to life in prison.
One of two people accused of killing Lynn Orrand in the area of Richland Road in 1982 near Halls Hill Pike in Murfreesboro is asking the courts for post-conviction relief. Gary Wayne Bush is currently incarcerated in a state prison along with accomplice Candace Bush, his wife.
Looking back to what landed Van Blarcom behind bars... In 2009 Murfreesboro Police found 81-year old Loraine Van Blarcom lying in a pool of blood with her son standing over her.
The Tennessee Supreme Courts have again denied a murder case with ties to Murfreesboro from moving forward with a potential new trial.
"A TBI forensics team is searching her residence for possible evidence, officials said. An online telephone directory indicates Espy, whose maiden name was Parker, lived on Battleground Drive in Murfreesboro."
Rutherford County District Attorney Jennings Jones told WGNS that several upcoming trials will soon be heard in Murfreesboro...
About two weeks ago I met with a man who lost his brother to a violent shooting that took place in Murfreesboro, TN. I met E.J. Alexander outside of a church.
Antonio Alexander shot and killed Nadar Bahmanziari, the O'Charley's manager at the Memorial Boulevard location in 2008.
Jury selection begins Monday in the trial of Jacob Pearman, the man accused of murdering his wife Carla on Valentine's Day in 2013. He's also accused of aggravated child abuse of Carla's son.
A local judge this week denied a change in venue request from accused murderer Jacob Pearman. Judge David Bragg on Tuesday said there was no proof of unfair pre-trial publicity that would cause a move outside the area.
Alexander told us the hardest part about losing his brother McAdoo, is the fact that he left a 10-year old daughter behind for surviving family members to lovingly raise...
Pearman confessed to punching and then choking his wife to death after they argued about his child abuse charges...
A 28-year old heavy equipment operator in Murfreesboro has been charged with "Criminal Conspiracy to Commit 1st Degree Homicide."
On Thursday morning, the Smyrna Police Department announced that there is a $6,000 reward available for information on the August 7th, 2014 murder of Danny Wright.
In 2009 Campbell went to a home on Peachtree Street near Mitchel Neilson Elementary School and kicked in the door of the house belonging to the mother of his estranged wife.
A man convicted in 1992 of beating his infant daughter could be indicted for murder after a medical examiner testified Tuesday that the injuries the child sustained 23 years ago caused her 2013 death after a lifetime of illness.
This is the composite from the TBI developed from an unidentified man who was murdered in 1978.
According to the arrest report, the young man was accompanied by a local role model and leader who told police that the young man wanted to do the right thing and that he also needed prayer.
One is dead following a shooting that took place at a home on Amerson Court between the John Bragg Highway and Woodbury Pike in the Murfreesboro area. UPDATE
Murder and attempted murder charges were lodged Tuesday against a suspect accused of killing one man and shooting a woman Monday night at a home off Old Woodbury Highway near Murfreesboro.
Detective Groce feels that someone in the community knows exactly who killed Robertson over 10-years ago. Detective Groce says the killer could strike again…
UPDATE: The man accused of murdering his wife Carla on Valentine’s Day in 2013 in the Blackman Community will appear before Judge David Bragg next year... However, new evidence regarding text messages may be submitted to the courts this Friday.
19-Year old Denarius Coleman and 21-year old Demetrius Coleman are accused of killing Andre Chesterfield and Latre Lillard.
According to a Domestic Violence Report, the stabbing was witnessed by an 11-year old child who was in the home.
Murfreesboro man now faces murder charges in the Shelby County "Juvenile Courts" for the 1994 death and robbery of a woman in Memphis, Tennessee. We now have even more details in the case.
A man accused of murdering his wife in Rutherford County 27-years ago will be in court next month. Rutherford County Deputy Circuit Court Clerk Robin Gentry told WGNS the court date...
A medical examiner has determined the death to be a homicide. At this point, no suspects have been named in the murder.
Six murders have taken place in Murfreesboro, so far this year. Police Chief Glen Chrisman told WGNS that detectives are currently working on one of the most recent cases that unfolded on Sycamore Circle…
You may recall the news story from 2012 about a body found in a vacant home at 907 Southeast Broad Street. We now have an update on that story.
A double homicide was reported Tuesday morning in Murfreesboro. WGNS spoke to a family member of one of the two victims who suggested her uncle was a good man...
A double homicide was reported early Tuesday morning in Murfreesboro. The incident occurred at 2206 Sycamore Circle. Officers were called to the address just before 2 in the morning.
A murder case dating back some 20-years is a step closer to going to court in Tennessee. Murfreesboro Police arrested 36-year old Phanksay Phanivong...
The Supreme Court of Tennessee denied a new court case for Michael Jason Vance, according to records released on Monday. Vance was convicted of First Degree Murder after killing his wife Suzanne Vance.
There was a murder in Murfreesboro at about 5:00 in the morning on Tuesday. Murfreesboro Police Sgt. Kyle Evans told WGNS...
We are told that after the FBI oversaw the investigation for one week, but later turned it over to the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office when it was realized that the body was actually found 6-feet outside of the Stones River Battlefield property line.
Madden, who was sentenced to serve 29-years behind bars, later filed an appeal suggesting that Judge Ash should have recused himself because of his ties to MTSU and the fact that he was FaceBook friends with MTSU Lady Raider Coach Rick Insell.
The Supreme Court of Tennessee has denied an appeal filed by Letonio Swader. The man was convicted in a Rutherford County Courtroom of first degree felony murder and sentenced to life in prison.
We have confirmed the person who was found inside the apartment was shot to death.
WGNS now knows the identity of the person found shot to death inside a Murfreesboro apartment. Police spokesman Kyle Evans says the Criminal Investigations Division has confirmed the identity of the homicide victim as 20-year old Mikal Shakir of Nashville.
UPDATE: Names have been released by Murfreesboro Police. The names were released at 5:50 p.m. on Thursday.
To date, the shooter has yet to be brought to justice and few clues as to who did the shooting exist and an arrest has not been made.
The man accused of murdering his wife on Valentine’s Day in the Blackman Community earlier this year will head to court for trial in March of 2014.
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