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9:22am

Mon June 9, 2014
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Tenn. Veteran's Charity Officer Gets 10 Year Prison Sentence

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The former volunteer treasurer for Tennessee Disabled American Veterans has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for theft.

According to the Nashville district attorney's office, Thomas Keller, of Murfreesboro, pleaded guilty in April and was sentenced on Friday in Davidson County Criminal Court.

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6:55am

Fri June 6, 2014
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Tennessee Teen Pleads Guilty in Death of Mother in fire

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Memphis-area teenager has pleaded guilty to setting a house fire that killed his mother.

The prosecutor's office says 15-year-old Jonathan Ray pleaded guilty Thursday in Shelby County Criminal Court to second-degree murder and aggravated arson. The plea agreement calls for a 25-year sentence without possibility of parole on the murder plea and 15 years on arson, to be served concurrently.

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10:46am

Wed June 4, 2014
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Adams Faces Hearing in Holly Bobo Case

DECATURVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A court hearing is scheduled for Zachary Adams in the disappearance of a nursing student Holly Bobo three years ago.

Adams is set to appear in Decatur County Circuit Court Wednesday.

Adams was indicted on murder and kidnapping charges in March as part of the investigation into Bobo’s April 2011 disappearance. He has pleaded not guilty.

Another man, Jason Autry, also has been charged with murder and kidnapping in the Bobo case.

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7:53am

Tue June 3, 2014
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Tenn. Mom Gets 1 Year Sentence in Daughter's Death

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A Chattanooga mother has been sentenced to nearly a year in jail on an abuse charge stemming from her daughter's death.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press (http://bit.ly/1rGWhrk ) reports Hamilton County Criminal Court Judge Don Poole sentenced Traci Carpenter to 11 months and 29 days in jail followed by three years of house arrest in the 2006 death of 18-month-old Sierra Carpenter.

Carpenter pleaded guilty in February to a single count of child abuse.

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6:18am

Tue June 3, 2014
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Tenn. Man Exonerated for Rape Added to Growing Registry

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man who was falsely imprisoned for a rape he did not commit is part of a growing number of people who have been added to the National Registry of Exonerations.

The Tennessean reports that Randall Mills spent more than 11 years in prison but was released after DNA evidence in 2008 proved that he couldn't have raped a 12-year-old neighbor. Marshall County prosecutors finally dropped all charges against Mills on April 4, in light of the DNA evidence and the neighbor's wavering on her story about the alleged rape.

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