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Carla Pearman, her son and Jacob Pearman (photo from Carla Pearman's Facebook page)

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. Robin Gentry, Chief Deputy Clerk of the Criminal Court in Rutherford County confirmed…

30-Year old Jacob Pearman allegedly killed his wife Carla and later turned himself in after a phone call with Murfreesboro Detectives. Pearman was arrested outside of a gas station in Manchester several hours after the murder.


Pearman is being held in the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center at this time. 

Looking back:


30-Year old Pearman is accused of killing his newlywed wife Carla (married in Nov. 2012) by allegedly choking and beating her. Pearman admitted to how he killed his wife during a police interview after he was arrested. It was suggested that he did show remorse to killing her during an interview.

In one recorded interview, Pearman was asked if he realized that he had killed Carla after the two got into an argument and physical altercation. His response was, “Yes sir.”  

Pearman worked as a physical trainer during his short lived marriage with Carla. At the time of the murder, he was an avid bodybuilder. Pearman even has a video of himself weightlifting posted to YouTube. Since the crime unfolded, the video has had over 6,000 views and 25-comments. 

Past news reports below

PAST NEWS REPORT: The 30-year old man accused of killing his wife on Valentine’s Day in Murfreesboro will appear in court for a preliminary hearing on March 11. Suspect Jacob Sydney Pearman allegedly killed his wife Carla Marie Pearman on February 14th. MPD's Major Clyde Adkison told WGNS…

After Pearman allegedly choked his wife to death, he reportedly fled the scene in his 2010 Jeep Wrangler. The Tennessee Highway Patrol arrested him at a gas station in Manchester. 

See further (previously released) details below:

The name of the woman who was found dead in her Blackman home on Valentine's Day has been identified. 30-year old Carla Marie Pearman was allegedly killed by her husband, 30-year old Jacob Sidney Pearman, before 3am on Thursday. He has been charged with first degree murder. During his interview with police, Jacob Pearman did confess to the detectives.  MPD's Major Clyde Adkison has the details...

Past Report Filed Early Feb. 14, 2013:

Early Thursday morning Jacob Pearman, according to a police report, called his mother and said “bye.” Another supplement report filed the same morning shows conflicting information that he texted his mother, and did not actually call her. The report said that Pearman’s mother told officers her son was upset over having to go to court on Thursday morning (2/14/13). Pearman was facing accusations that he had assaulted his wife’s biological son. As a result of the call, police went to the Pearman residence at 839 Kanatak Lane to check the welfare of the Pearman’s.

Once at the house police say they found the garage door open and the door leading into the house unlocked. Police went inside where they found Carla Pearman deceased on her bed. Jacob Pearman was not in the home and police immediately told other departments to be on the lookout for the subject and that he may have a small child with him. Minutes later it was confirmed that the young child was staying with his biological father and was not at home when his mother was murdered.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol found Jacob Pearman in his 2010 Jeep Wrangler at a gas station in Manchester, TN. State Troopers placed Pearman in their custody. Pearman was transported back to Murfreesboro for questioning and by 11:30, Thursday morning, was booked into the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center under a charge of first degree murder. Major Adkison told WGNS in an interview (above) that Pearman admitted to the murder.

The "official" cause of Carla Pearman’s death has not been released by police. That information will be gathered by the state’s medical examiner’s office and then released to detectives.

Jacob Pearman worked in Murfreesboro as a personal trainer. He is a body builder. Pearman is being held at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center without bond on a charge of homicide. 

Carla Marie Pearman and Jacob Pearman were married in November of 2012. 

Mugshot below...


MPD Major Clyde Adkison
MPD Incident Report(s) 13-2981
Note: There were multiple supplementary reports
Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department

Rutherford County Criminal Court Docket
RCSO Offender ID: 316284

Scroll down for previous statement (press release) by Murfreesboro Police...
839 Kanatak Lane is in the Blackman area, just off Fortress Boulevard in the Indian Creek subdivision. WGNS checked property records and it would appear that the home is likely a rental property. That's because tax information is mailed to an address in Barfield, according to the Rutherford County Property Assessor's website. 


Past report released by the Murfreesboro
Police Department just before 2 P.M. on 2/14/13:

At approximately 3:21 A.M. our “911” communications center received a phone call from the parents of the suspect stating that their son was possibly contemplating suicide.

Police Officers arrived at 839 Kanatak Lane at approximately 3:24 A.M. and discovered the female victim, Mrs. Carla Pearman (DOB 11/14/82) was found deceased in the bedroom of her house.

At approximately 5:50 A.M. the suspect was located and apprehended in Manchester. The alleged suspect is Mr. Jacob Pearman (DOB 09/02/82) Mrs. Carla Pearman’s husband.  M.P.D. detectives went to Manchester and transported Mr. Pearman back to Murfreesboro.

He has been charged with first degree murder. During his interview, he did confess to the detectives. He was transported to the Rutherford County jail where he is being held without bond. His preliminary hearing will be sometime next week.

The Criminal Investigations Division is still investigating this homicide.

Photo of the couple below:


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