MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- A Murfreesboro man was shot in the back early Sunday morning in what he described as a failed home invasion attempt.
Murfreesboro Police say they were called to a Leaf Avenue address just before three a.m. Sunday morning. When officers arrived they found 24 year old Tresdon Forrest Stephens with a gunshot wound in the back.
He was transported by life-flight helicopter to Vanderbilt Medical Center. There’s no word yet today on his condition.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The father of a disabled girl and the child's home-health aide stand accused of murder after the 12-year old East Tennessee girl died from gangrene and infected bedsores.
The Shelby County district attorney general's office says that a grand jury has indicted the girl's father, 42-year-old Errol Johnson, and 41-year-old home-health worker Chasara Jones on a charge of first-degree murder in perpetration of aggravated child neglect.
A third defendant has been indicted but will not be named until transported to Shelby County from Louisiana.
ATLANTA (AP) — A judge plans to order that Martin Luther King Jr.'s bible and Nobel Peace Prize be placed in a safe deposit box controlled by the court pending the outcome of a legal dispute over who owns the items.
Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney made the decision Wednesday. King's estate is controlled by his two sons, Martin Luther King III and Dexter King. They asked the judge to order that their sister, Bernice King, turn over the two prized items.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Funeral arrangements have been scheduled Saturday for a couple who died after a package bomb exploded in their rural Tennessee home.
Jon Setzer, a 74-year-old retired lawyer, died when the package detonated at his Lebanon home on Feb. 10. Setzer's 72-year-old wife, Marion, died later at an area hospital.
The couple's son-in-law, 49-year-old Richard Parker, is accused of killing them both and is facing charges in connection with the crime. Parker pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and unlawful weapon charges at a hearing on Tuesday.