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UPDATE: Local murder case to hit the courts in April of 2018
UPDATE: Local murder case to hit the courts in April of 2018

During a 911 call to dispatch, Bowling can be heard saying that he did not mean to kill Jackson. It has also been pointed out that Bowling refused to do CPR on Jackson despite the urging of dispatchers prior to the arrival of paramedics.

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Godspower Wants Less Time in Prison for Smyrna Murder and Attempted Murder - NO GO
Godspower Wants Less Time in Prison for Smyrna Murder and Attempted Murder - NO GO

Late last month, a request for a new trial filed by Charles Godspower was denied by Judge David Bragg in a Rutherford County Courtroom.

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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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Murder suspect to go before a Rutherford County Grand Jury
Murder suspect to go before a Rutherford County Grand Jury

A man accused of first degree murder and kidnapping will see his case go before a Rutherford County Grand Jury. 32-Year-old Eric Ellis is accused of killing Kimberly Allen.

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UPDATE: Monday suicide on I-24 tied to a homicide
UPDATE: Monday suicide on I-24 tied to a homicide

55 Year old Lisa Heslep is the mother of the deceased man and she is also the suspect in her sons murder.

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New Date: Suspect in Jackie Warpoole, Jr. Murder Set for Trial in 2017
New Date: Suspect in Jackie Warpoole, Jr. Murder Set for Trial in 2017

Murder suspect Domonique Covington was originally set to appear in court this past September, but that date was changed to 2017.

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Smyrna murder suspect to see court date this month
Smyrna murder suspect to see court date this month

On October 17th, 45 year old Eric Ellis will be in a Rutherford County Courtroom to face murder and robbery charges.

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Two Murder Suspects in Custody for the death of a Smyrna man
Two Murder Suspects in Custody for the death of a Smyrna man

Two men allegedly responsible for the January 3rd murder of Smyrna resident Adrin B. Ohaekwe, 22, are in custody.

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UPDATE: Murder Suspect Eric Ellis to be in court for Murder of Kimberly Allen
UPDATE: Murder Suspect Eric Ellis to be in court for Murder of Kimberly Allen

Smyrna murder suspect Eric Ellis will appear in court this month. Rutherford County District Attorney Jennings Jones told News Radio WGNS...

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Smyrna Man says he Did Not Mean to Kill the Victim
Smyrna Man says he Did Not Mean to Kill the Victim

Murder defendant Reggie Bowling told Smyrna Police he killed a man after a night of drinking when he "disrespected" him and flirted with his girlfriend, according to court testimony.

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Man Accused of Murdering Smyrna Woman May or May Not be Mentally Capable of Standing Trial
Man Accused of Murdering Smyrna Woman May or May Not be Mentally Capable of Standing Trial

Rutherford County murder suspect Eric Ellis may or may not be mentally capable of standing trial for the murder of 45 year old Kimberly Allen of Smyrna, TN.

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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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Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Wants to Solve Cold Murder Case from 1980
Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Wants to Solve Cold Murder Case from 1980

George Reffner, a 34-year-old employee of Thompson and Green Machine in La Vergne, was reportedly last seen by his wife and young sons the night of Oct 28, 1980. The next morning Reffner's wife told company officials he had not returned home after going to test drive a car and then buy a coat at the new Outlets Ltd. Mall in Murfreesboro.

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UPDATE: The case involving the 2013 murder of a Smyrna man parked on the side of I-24 will head to trial
UPDATE: The case involving the 2013 murder of a Smyrna man parked on the side of I-24 will head to trial

WGNS News has an update on the 2013 murder of 47-year old Jackie Warpoole, Jr. of Smyrna.

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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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$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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Press conference to be held Thursday for August Smyrna Murder Case
Press conference to be held Thursday for August Smyrna Murder Case

The suspect who shot Wright was described as a tall, slender black male wearing dark colored clothing and driving a late model tan or white sedan.

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Murder suspect in Rutherford County will NOT receive a reduced sentence
Murder suspect in Rutherford County will NOT receive a reduced sentence

A man who plead guilty to second degree murder and attempted first degree murder before Judge David Bragg in Rutherford County wants to be heard again.

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Smyrna murderer told for a 5th time - the courts will not hear her case again
Smyrna murderer told for a 5th time - the courts will not hear her case again

For a fifth time, a Rutherford County woman convicted of first degree premeditated murder has been told that her fifth recently filed appeal has been denied.

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Man shot and killed in Smyrna
Man shot and killed in Smyrna

We have more news from Smyrna about a man who was shot and killed outside of a home. Do you have any information for police?

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Man shot and killed in Smyrna
Man shot and killed in Smyrna

We have news from Smyrna that a man was shot and killed outside of a home.

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"Graphic" - Remembering 72-Year Old Lottie Scott 20-Years After Her Murder in 1994

Looking back to 1994, Davidson County resident Charolette Lottie Scott was brutally murdered. The case was moved to Rutherford County after it was first opened in Nashville because Scott was dating a Smyrna man when she went missing.

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UPDATE: Man and a Woman Found Shot to Death in Smyrna Apartment, Names Released

UPDATE: Smyrna Police say the shooting on Thursday night was a murder / suicide. Names have been released and reports indicate officers responded to the same address earlier in the week on the 14th for a domestic related call. 

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UPDATE: Sheriff's Dept. Needs Your Help in Solving MURDER
UPDATE: Sheriff's Dept. Needs Your Help in Solving MURDER

Rutherford County Sheriff’s detectives are seeking information about the whereabouts of a Smyrna man two hours before his body was found Dec. 15 on Interstate 24 at the Almaville Road exit westbound.

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The Detective Who Helped Solve the Smyrna Captain D's Triple Murder Case from Year 2000 Talks About the Details of that Past Case
The Detective Who Helped Solve the Smyrna Captain D's Triple Murder Case from Year 2000 Talks About the Details of that Past Case
Looking Back: A man and a woman were arrested, charged and convicted for the murders. Hear what the Detective says about that past case and how he interacted with the community and the families of the victims... 
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Convicted Murderer in Rutherford County to Remain Behind Bars for the REST OF HIS LIFE
A man convicted of First Degree Murder in a Rutherford County Courtroom has filed an appeal seeking a new trial. Aldrick Lillard claims his attorneys provided ineffective assistance of counsel in their failure to raise a motion for a mistrial. 
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UPDATE: Three Shot on June 23rd At Thai Restaurant - One Dead - One Suspect to Appear in Court This Month
UPDATE: Three Shot on June 23rd At Thai Restaurant - One Dead - One Suspect to Appear in Court This Month

Three persons were shot on the morning of June 23rd at a private party at a Smyrna restaurant. One victim died... One Suspect will appear in court this month and a second is STILL WANTED, perhaps you recognize this photo? 

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Man Accused of Killing His Girlfriend to Appear in Court in June
A public defender will represent a suspect accused of killing his girlfriend in Smyrna the day after Christmas in 2012. 
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