cold case


Mon March 26, 2012
Jewell Moses Bess Faces Murder Charge

Man Indicted in 25 Year-Old Cold Case

Jewell Moses Bass indicted for first-degree murder
Rutherford County Sheriff's Office

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — A Tennessee prison inmate now stands indicted for the murder of his wife 25 years ago.

Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold announced Monday that his Cold Case Unit had developed new evidence in the death of Deborah Sherfiled Bess.  

The evidence was presented to the Rutherford County Grand Jury, resulting in a first-degree murder indictment against 63-year-old Moses Bess. It charges Bess with fatally shooting his then 38-year-old wife, Deborah, at the couple's home in Aug., 1986.

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