At 1:30a.m. on Wednesday morning, Murfreesboro Police Officers responded to 1710 E. Northfield Blvd. apartment Q-5 in reference to a shooting. When officers arrived they rendered aid to the victim and secured the scene. The victim, Jesse Sliepenbeek of Wheatfield Dr. in Lascassas was transported to Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital where he later died from a gunshot wound. Sliepenbeek would have turned 41 on Wednesday of next week (7/29/1974).
After processing the scene and conducting interviews, Detective Larry Maples arrested 59-year old Dewey Abbott III and charged him with First Degree Murder. The suspect lived in the apartment where the murder took place Wednesday morning (7/22/15). Abbott III was booked at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office where he is held without bond.
Homicide Investigation 15-14602
Sgt. Kyle Evans of the MPD