UPDATE: Man Accused of Gold Valley Murder in Murfreesboro Scheduled for Trial later this year

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The man suspected of killing a 30-year old Murfreesboro woman on Gold Valley Drive in 2013 will appear in court on September 30, 2014. Kenny Hughes was arrested in Mississippi shortly after the murder occurred and transported back to Rutherford County. Hughes allegedly shot Tangeneika Wardlow, just a day after Wardlow’s boyfriend, 33-year old Reginald Hughes, died in the same home from a self inflicted gunshot wound (a suicide).

Hughes is being held in the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center at this time. No bond amount has been listed for the first degree murder charge. He will appear before Judge Keith Siskin. 

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Thirty-year old Tangeneika Wardlow was found shot to death in a home on Gold Valley Drive this past April (2013) at 1 o'clock on a Sunday afternoon, one day after her live in boyfriend reportedly committed suicide. After the alleged shooting occurred on Sunday, neighbors reported seeing a group of people leave the home. Officers arrived at the address soon after and discovered Wardlow, who died of a gunshot wound.

Looking back to Saturday (April 2013) Wardlow called police just after 6pm to report receiving harassing text messages and calls from her deceased boyfriend's ex-girlfriend. According to the incident report, Wardlow told the responding officer that she was being accused on social media by the ex-girlfriend of killing the suicide victim identified on Monday as 33-year old Reginald D. Hughes. Usually, WGNS does not release the names of suicide victims, however, this case is different as it involves a murder the following day.


The murder of Wardlow occurred a day after her live-in boyfriend, ID’ed as Reginald D. Hughes, apparently shot himself in the head. According the police incident reports, when the responding officer arrived just before 2:30am Saturday, he was advised by a passerby that two black males walked away from the residence. They asked the passerby for a ride and told him someone had just been killed in the Gold Valley Drive home. That's when the officer reports hearing calls for help coming from the home. Wardlow told the officer her boyfriend had shot himself. The officer reports she held the victim's head until emergency personnel arrived and pronounced him deceased. 


MPD Sgt. Kyle Evans
Murfreesboro Police Incident Report #13-8151

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