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.
Dewey Abbott III was convicted for murdering 40-year-old Jesse Sliepenbeek of Murfreesboro in 2017. The investigation and court proceedings took about 2 years as the actual murder happened in 2015.
Abbott recently asked the courts for a new trial, but the results were not in his favor as explained by Rutherford County District Attorney Jennings Jones...
The 2015 murder unfolded in Abbott's Kings Crossing Apartment (1710 E. Northfield Blvd. - apartment Q-5). Slipenbeek suffered fatal gunshot wounds.