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UPDATE: Murfreesboro Police Continue Search for 2016 Murder Suspect
UPDATE: Murfreesboro Police Continue Search for 2016 Murder Suspect

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...

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Murder Suspect in South Murfreesboro Case due in court this Summer
Murder Suspect in South Murfreesboro Case due in court this Summer

An Indian Park Drive murder case will be in court this summer. Rutherford County District Attorney Jennings Jones stated...

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2015 Murder Case in Murfreesboro to hit the courts in 2018 for trial
2015 Murder Case in Murfreesboro to hit the courts in 2018 for trial

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.

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Woman who killed MTSU Lady Raider Basketball Player filed another appeal for relief
Woman who killed MTSU Lady Raider Basketball Player filed another appeal for relief

The appeals court heard more in regards to the Madden case in April of 2017. Despite briefs assigned just four months ago...

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December 16th murder suspect to be in court Friday
December 16th murder suspect to be in court Friday

A suspect in an Indian Park Drive (Murfreesboro) murder will soon head to court for a discussion hearing.

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Fake news circulating on social media has some Murfreesboro residents scared
Fake news circulating on social media has some Murfreesboro residents scared

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.

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Three Murfreesboro Murders in Three Weeks - One Common Denominator
Three Murfreesboro Murders in Three Weeks - One Common Denominator

The three recent murders in Murfreesboro have been heavily discussed by Murfreesboro Police and MTSU Police.

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Murder in Murfreesboro - Body dumped out of a car at apartment complex
Murder in Murfreesboro - Body dumped out of a car at apartment complex

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.

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Name of deceased shooting victim in Murfreesboro released
Name of deceased shooting victim in Murfreesboro released

During the investigation, detectives executed a search warrant at 920 Greenland Dr. apt. 106 in relation to suspected drug activity.

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11-Year Anniversary in the Murder of 2 Year Old Analyce Grace
11-Year Anniversary in the Murder of 2 Year Old Analyce Grace

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.

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Couple facing child abuse and murder charge soon to appear in court
Couple facing child abuse and murder charge soon to appear in court

The couple's daughter Skyler Rae Craighead died in November of 2013...

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UPDATE: Murfreesboro man to be sentenced for murder of Lascassas resident in April
UPDATE: Murfreesboro man to be sentenced for murder of Lascassas resident in April

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).

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Murder suspect takes plea deal in death of 86 year old woman
Murder suspect takes plea deal in death of 86 year old woman

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...

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2014 Double murder case in front of Walmart on Old Fort Parkway Headed to Court
2014 Double murder case in front of Walmart on Old Fort Parkway Headed to Court

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...

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Suspect in rape and murder of 86 year old Murfreesboro woman due in court this March
Suspect in rape and murder of 86 year old Murfreesboro woman due in court this March

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.

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Man accused of killing and raping 85 year old Murfreesboro woman due in court
Man accused of killing and raping 85 year old Murfreesboro woman due in court

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...

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UPDATE: Murfreesboro Police continue to search for a murder suspect
UPDATE: Murfreesboro Police continue to search for a murder suspect

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...

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UPDATE: Murfreesboro man accused of murdering and raping 86 year old woman due in court in 2017
UPDATE: Murfreesboro man accused of murdering and raping 86 year old woman due in court in 2017

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.

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UPDATE: Murfreesboro Suspects in 2014 Walmart Double Murder to face court January 2017
UPDATE: Murfreesboro Suspects in 2014 Walmart Double Murder to face court January 2017

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...

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Double murder case in Murfreesboro to hit the courtroom in 2017
Double murder case in Murfreesboro to hit the courtroom in 2017

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

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Murfreesboro man accused of murdering and sexually assaulting 86 year old due in court in 2017
Murfreesboro man accused of murdering and sexually assaulting 86 year old due in court in 2017

The suspect who was accused of murdering and raping 86-year old Louis Jean Espy in Murfreesboro will appear in court next year.

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Memphis man arrested for killing Murfreesboro resident on June 29th
Memphis man arrested for killing Murfreesboro resident on June 29th

A man believed to be responsible for the murder of Murfreesboro resident Jason McGill on June 29, 2016 has been arrested in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Possible Sunday Morning Murder in Murfreesboro under Investigation
Possible Sunday Morning Murder in Murfreesboro under Investigation

An Aspen Avenue man in Murfreesboro was severely beaten and later died during an incident inside an apartment at Waterford Place on Sunday.

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Man Accused of Killing His Father in Murfreesboro Has New Court Date
Man Accused of Killing His Father in Murfreesboro Has New Court Date

A man accused of murdering his father in Murfreesboro will appear in court to face a second degree murder charge on January 30, 2017.

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Convicted Murfreesboro Murderer Charles Warner WILL NOT Get a New Trial
Convicted Murfreesboro Murderer Charles Warner WILL NOT Get a New Trial

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.

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March 2016 Murder at the Vie Apartments Remains Under Investigation
March 2016 Murder at the Vie Apartments Remains Under Investigation

Murfreesboro Police continue to investigate a murder that occurred this past March at the Vie apartment complex. District Attorney Jennings Jones stated...

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UPDATE: Murfreesboro Murder Case in Court This Week
UPDATE: Murfreesboro Murder Case in Court This Week

A 23-year old Nashville man who reportedly took the life of a Murfreesboro resident will appear in court this week.

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UPDATE: 2015 Murder Case in Murfreesboro Heads to Court in July
UPDATE: 2015 Murder Case in Murfreesboro Heads to Court in July

UPDATE: First Degree Murder suspect Dewey Abbott, III of Murfreesboro will be in a Rutherford County Courtroom on July 25, 2016.

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Convicted Murderer in Murfreesboro Asks for a New Trial in the Murder of his Wife
Convicted Murderer in Murfreesboro Asks for a New Trial in the Murder of his Wife

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.

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Convicted Murderer in Murfreesboro Asking for a New Trial This Week
Convicted Murderer in Murfreesboro Asking for a New Trial This Week

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.

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UPDATE: Man accused of killing Jackie Warpoole, Jr. to face 1st Degree Premeditated Murder Charge in Court This June
UPDATE: Man accused of killing Jackie Warpoole, Jr. to face 1st Degree Premeditated Murder Charge in Court This June

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.

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Arrest Made in Friday Murder at The Vie Apartments in Murfreesboro
Arrest Made in Friday Murder at The Vie Apartments 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.

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Murfreesboro Murder Case Sent to the Grand Jury
Murfreesboro Murder Case Sent to the Grand Jury

A Murfreesboro Police detective testified Tuesday a murder defendant didn't kill his victim in self-defense during a February drug deal.

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Justin Odom to Remain Behind Bars for 20-Years After Rutherford Co. Murder
Justin Odom to Remain Behind Bars for 20-Years After Rutherford Co. Murder

A Murder case that was supposed to head to trial on Monday, March 7th will not take place. District Attorney Jennings Jones told WGNS...

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Arrest Made in Eagle Street Murder that took place in February in Murfreesboro
Arrest Made in Eagle Street Murder that took place in February in Murfreesboro

Warrants for his arrest were obtained under charges of First Degree Murder and Aggravated Robbery.

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UPDATE: Still no arrest in the 1996 murder of Gordon Kent in Murfreesboro
UPDATE: Still no arrest in the 1996 murder of Gordon Kent in Murfreesboro

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.

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Man who killed homeless victim in Murfreesboro sentenced to life in prison
Man who killed homeless victim in Murfreesboro sentenced to life in prison

Charles Warner, the man who killed homeless resident Emad Al Azraki in Murfreesboro along the banks of Lytle Creek in 2014, was found guilty.

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Investigation into Sunday shooting of Murfreesboro man continues
Investigation into Sunday shooting of Murfreesboro man continues

When officers arrived to 1306 Eagle Street, they found victim Tijuandres Garrett laying in the grass near Rolling Acres apartment A-7.

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Suspect accused of killing homeless man set for trial Monday
Suspect accused of killing homeless man set for trial Monday

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...

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Murder suspect Justin Odom in Murfreesboro scheduled for 2016 court date
Murder suspect Justin Odom in Murfreesboro scheduled for 2016 court date

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.

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Man who allegedly killed a homeless man in 2014 to be in court soon
Man who allegedly killed a homeless man in 2014 to be in court soon

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."

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Man accused of murdering and raping an 86 year old Murfreesboro woman due in court Friday
Man accused of murdering and raping an 86 year old Murfreesboro woman due in court Friday

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.

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Murfreesboro Murder Convict Sentenced in Court
Murfreesboro Murder Convict Sentenced in Court

One of Murfreesboro's most wanted who was captured in Milwaukee, Wisconsin was recently sentenced in a Rutherford County Courtroom.

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First Degree Murder Suspect in Murfreesboro to appear in court
First Degree Murder Suspect in Murfreesboro to appear in court

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.

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Man who allegedly killed 22-year old Heather Maples also charged with four counts of rape
Man who allegedly killed 22-year old Heather Maples also charged with four counts of rape

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.

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UPDATE: Man accused of killing 86-year old Murfreesboro woman also charged with rape and abuse of a corpse
UPDATE: Man accused of killing 86-year old Murfreesboro woman also charged with rape and abuse of a corpse

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.

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UPDATE: Murfreesboro man killed while interrupting a crime at Mona Boat Ramp
UPDATE: Murfreesboro man killed while interrupting a crime at Mona Boat Ramp

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.

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Trial to begin September 22 for accused murderer who allegedly killed a homeless man in Murfreesboro
Trial to begin September 22 for accused murderer who allegedly killed a homeless man in Murfreesboro

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."

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Case involving MTSU student accused of murder to head to the Grand Jury
Case involving MTSU student accused of murder to head to the Grand Jury

The MTSU student who was accused of murder this past August will see his case move forward to the Grand Jury...

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UPDATE: Murder of 22-year old Murfreesboro woman
UPDATE: Murder of 22-year old Murfreesboro woman

As it turns out, Brandon Richmond Bowling was taken into custody while at work at a sandwich shop on Middle Tennessee Boulevard...

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Man who allegedly killed a 22-year old in Murfreesboro will soon head to trial
Man who allegedly killed a 22-year old in Murfreesboro will soon head to trial

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.

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UPDATE: Friday morning murder investigation in Murfreesboro continues
UPDATE: Friday morning murder investigation in Murfreesboro continues

Around 9 AM on Friday MPD officers responded to the apartment in reference to a deceased female in her early 20s.

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Wednesday morning MURDER in Murfreesboro
Wednesday morning MURDER in Murfreesboro

At 1:30a.m. on Wednesday morning, Murfreesboro Police Officers responded to 1710 E. Northfield Blvd. apartment Q-5 in reference to a shooting.

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Dead body found in Rockvale is that of a Nashville man
Dead body found in Rockvale is that of a Nashville man

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...

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UPDATE: New information on the murder of Louis Espy in Murfreesboro
UPDATE: New information on the murder of Louis Espy in Murfreesboro

We have an update on the murder of Louis Jean Espy in Murfreesboro. WGNS' Ron Jordan has the details...

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Three upcoming murder cases to be heard in the Rutherford County Courts
Three upcoming murder cases to be heard in the Rutherford County Courts

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...

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Second Degree Murder charge filed against Murfreesboro man for fathers murder
Second Degree Murder charge filed against Murfreesboro man for fathers murder

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...

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Another denial in appeal filed by killer Gary Wayne Bush in Rutherford County
Another denial in appeal filed by killer Gary Wayne Bush in Rutherford County

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...

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24 Year old Murfreesboro man to Face 1st Degree Murder Charge from 2011 Case
24 Year old Murfreesboro man to Face 1st Degree Murder Charge from 2011 Case

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).

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Murfreesboro resident Candace Bush will remain in prison until the age of 91, if she is allowed parole
Murfreesboro resident Candace Bush will remain in prison until the age of 91, if she is allowed parole

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...

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Murfreesboro man to face murder charge after fleeing to Mississippi
Murfreesboro man to face murder charge after fleeing to Mississippi

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...

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What happened to 2 year old Analyce Guerra? Her body was found in Murfreesboro several years ago...
What happened to 2 year old Analyce Guerra? Her body was found in Murfreesboro several years ago...

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.

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UPDATE: Court case involving the murder of the Murfreesboro O'Charley's manager officially closes
UPDATE: Court case involving the murder of the Murfreesboro O'Charley's manager officially closes

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.

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One of two accused in 1982 Murfreesboro murder denied post conviction relief
One of two accused in 1982 Murfreesboro murder denied post conviction relief

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.

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Murfreesboro man accused of killing mother with baseball bat wants new trial
Murfreesboro man accused of killing mother with baseball bat wants new trial

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.

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No new trial for Murfreesboro man convicted in 2008 murder
No new trial for Murfreesboro man convicted in 2008 murder

The Tennessee Supreme Courts have again denied a murder case with ties to Murfreesboro from moving forward with a potential new trial.

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UPDATE: Murdered woman found in Bedford County is from Murfreesboro
UPDATE: Murdered woman found in Bedford County is from Murfreesboro

"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."

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Murder trials and a rape case will soon be heard in a Rutherford County courtroom
Murder trials and a rape case will soon be heard in a Rutherford County courtroom

Rutherford County District Attorney Jennings Jones told WGNS that several upcoming trials will soon be heard in Murfreesboro...

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Saying goodbye to a brother after his murder
Saying goodbye to a brother after his murder

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.

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Man convicted in 2008 murder of Murfreesboro O'Charley's Manager wants a new trial
Man convicted in 2008 murder of Murfreesboro O'Charley's Manager wants a new trial

Antonio Alexander shot and killed Nadar Bahmanziari, the O'Charley's manager at the Memorial Boulevard location in 2008.

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Pearman Trial Jurors to be Sequestered
Pearman Trial Jurors to be Sequestered

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.

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Accused Murderer's Trail Will Stay in RuCo
Accused Murderer's Trail Will Stay in RuCo

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.

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UNSOLVED Double Murder in Murfreesboro
UNSOLVED Double Murder in Murfreesboro

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...

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Attorneys For Man Charged With Killing Blackman area mom were in court Monday
Attorneys For Man Charged With Killing Blackman area mom were in court Monday

Pearman confessed to punching and then choking his wife to death after they argued about his child abuse charges...

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Murfreesboro Man faces a Criminal Conspiracy Murder Charge
Murfreesboro Man faces a Criminal Conspiracy Murder Charge

A 28-year old heavy equipment operator in Murfreesboro has been charged with "Criminal Conspiracy to Commit 1st Degree Homicide."

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$6,000 Reward being offered in Smyrna Murder
$6,000 Reward being offered in Smyrna Murder

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.

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Man who shot victim three times asked for appeal - says he didn't understand
Man who shot victim three times asked for appeal - says he didn't understand

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.

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Murder charge bound over to grand jury in 22-year-old's beating death

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.

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Do you recognize this murder victim? His body was found in 1978.
Do you recognize this murder victim? His body was found in 1978.

This is the composite from the TBI developed from an unidentified man who was murdered in 1978.

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UPDATE: 18-Year old charged with Attempted 1st Degree Murder
UPDATE: 18-Year old charged with Attempted 1st Degree Murder

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.

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One dead in Monday night shooting in area of John Bragg Highway
One dead in Monday night shooting in area of John Bragg Highway

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

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Arrest in Amerson Court Murder
Arrest in Amerson Court Murder

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.

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MAJOR Cold Case - Just a few more clues needed in local murder investigation
MAJOR Cold Case - Just a few more clues needed in local murder investigation

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…

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UPDATE: Murder Suspect Jacob Pearman will appear before Judge Bragg in 2015 - New evidence could be submitted FRIDAY
UPDATE: Murder Suspect Jacob Pearman will appear before Judge Bragg in 2015 - New evidence could be submitted FRIDAY

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.

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UPDATE: Suspects in January Walmart Double Murder in court Friday
UPDATE: Suspects in January Walmart Double Murder in court Friday

19-Year old Denarius Coleman and 21-year old Demetrius Coleman are accused of killing Andre Chesterfield and Latre Lillard.

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Man stabbed to death in Murfreesboro Tuesday morning
Man stabbed to death in Murfreesboro Tuesday morning

According to a Domestic Violence Report, the stabbing was witnessed by an 11-year old child who was in the home. 

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UPDATE: Murder charges filed in a Memphis, TN Juvenile Court against a 37-year old Murfreesboro man
UPDATE: Murder charges filed in a Memphis, TN Juvenile Court against a 37-year old Murfreesboro man

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.

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Murder trial involving Moses Bess who allegedly killed his wife over 25-years ago nearing
Murder trial involving Moses Bess who allegedly killed his wife over 25-years ago nearing

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...

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UPDATE: Cause of Death for Body found in Lytle Creek Determined to be Homicide
UPDATE: Cause of Death for Body found in Lytle Creek Determined to be Homicide

A medical examiner has determined the death to be a homicide. At this point, no suspects have been named in the murder. 

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Six Murders in Murfreesboro So Far This Year (2014)
Six Murders in Murfreesboro So Far This Year (2014)

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…

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UPDATE: 2012 Homicide headed to court - Body found in vacant home
UPDATE: 2012 Homicide headed to court - Body found in vacant home

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.

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Double Homicide in Murfreesboro Tuesday Morning
Double Homicide in Murfreesboro Tuesday Morning

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...

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Double Homicide in Murfreesboro Tuesday Morning
Double Homicide in Murfreesboro Tuesday Morning

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.

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1994 Memphis murder suspect arrested in Murfreesboro
1994 Memphis murder suspect arrested in Murfreesboro

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...

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Blackman murder suspect who killed wife in 2008 to REMAIN behind bars
Blackman murder suspect who killed wife in 2008 to REMAIN behind bars

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.

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UPDATE: Murfreesboro Police Release the Name of the Victim and Suspect in Tuesday Murder
UPDATE: Murfreesboro Police Release the Name of the Victim and Suspect in Tuesday Murder

There was a murder in Murfreesboro at about 5:00 in the morning on Tuesday. Murfreesboro Police Sgt. Kyle Evans told WGNS...

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COLD CASE UPDATE: The Murder of Stanley Smith in Murfreesboro

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.

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Update: The woman who killed Lady Raider Basketball Player Tina Stewart to Remain Behind Bars - Her Appeal was DENIED
Update: The woman who killed Lady Raider Basketball Player Tina Stewart to Remain Behind Bars - Her Appeal was DENIED

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.

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Courts Deny Appeal in Murder Case Filed by Man Who Killed Kristen Holzapfel in 2003

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.

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UPDATE: Body Found in Murfreesboro Apartment, Police Say Man Was Shot to Death

We have confirmed the person who was found inside the apartment was shot to death. 

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UPDATE: Stones River Apartments Shooting Victim Identified
UPDATE: Stones River Apartments Shooting Victim Identified

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.

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Murder Reported in Walmart Parking Lot in Murfreesboro -
Murder Reported in Walmart Parking Lot in Murfreesboro -

UPDATE: Names have been released by Murfreesboro Police. The names were released at 5:50 p.m. on Thursday. 

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UPDATE: Man in Murfreesboro for Wedding in 2012 Shot and Killed, Case Remains Unsolved
UPDATE: Man in Murfreesboro for Wedding in 2012 Shot and Killed, Case Remains Unsolved

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. 

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MURDER UPDATE: Blackman Man Sentenced to LIFE in Prison Requested a New Trial - Courts Say NO
MURDER UPDATE: Blackman Man Sentenced to LIFE in Prison Requested a New Trial - Courts Say NO
A Blackman man convicted for the first degree murder of his wife has asked for a new trial, according to the Court of Criminal Appeals in Nashville. The courts denied the case. Read more by clicking following link...
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FaceBook May Play a Role In Request for a New Trial in a Murfreesboro Murder Case
FaceBook May Play a Role In Request for a New Trial in a Murfreesboro Murder Case
Shanterrica Madden, the woman accused of killing MTSU basketball player Tina Stewart, has asked for a mistrial. The basis of the request revolves around FaceBook.
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UPDATE: Valentine's Day Murder Suspect to Appear Before Judge David Bragg for Trial in March of 2014
UPDATE: Valentine's Day Murder Suspect to Appear Before Judge David Bragg for Trial in March of 2014

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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Man Convicted in Death of Murfreesboro Man Appeals Suggesting Insufficient Evidence
The man accused of killing Murfreesboro resident Daniel Cartwright in 2010 and who was convicted of voluntary manslaughter filed an appeal in court suggesting insufficient evidence.
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UPDATE: Husband and Wife Accused in Murfreesboro Murder Hit Courts Up for Post Conviction Relief in Rutherford County
Candace Bush was married to Orrand in the 1980’s when she and Gary Bush allegedly conspired to kill Orrand.
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Texas murder suspect had been living in Rutherford County for past 12 years
Texas murder suspect had been living in Rutherford County for past 12 years
Marraquin was living at 826 LaVergne Lane for approximately 12 years under the assumed name of Cesar Cruz.
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22-Year old Murfreesboro murder suspect is still on the run
Detectives developed 22-year old Domynik Jaleel Green (pictured), also known as “City”, as the main suspect. Warrants for First Degree Murder and Attempted Murder were issued for Green. WGNS followed up on this investigation on Friday (1/18/13) and Rutherford County Sheriff Department records show that Green is still on the run and the warrant has not been served.
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