Tuesday, May 22 2012 7:10 AM EDT2012-05-22 11:10:33 GMT
Authorities said two men, including a former prison guard, have been arrested in a plot to break out Tennessee's lone female death row inmate.More >>
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The only woman on death row in Tennessee's prison system is asking a Knoxville federal judge to throw out her murder conviction.
According to the Knoxville News Sentinel, Christa Gail Pike's lawyer filed a petition claiming his client's constitutional rights were violated at the 1996 trial where she was convicted of killing Colleen Slemmer.
Both Pike and Slemmer were students at a now-closed Job Corps training center in Knoxville.
Investigators said the crime sprang from a love triangle involving another student, Tadaryl Shipp, who is serving a life prison sentence.Pike's petition described her as a "mentally ill, cognitively impaired, immature adolescent" at the time of the 1995 slaying.
Slemmer was tortured and then fatally struck on the head with a chunk of asphalt.
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Sunday, May 19 2013 7:04 AM EDT2013-05-19 11:04:20 GMT
A late night party got out of control and ended in gunfire. It happened around midnight Sunday morning at a home near the corner of Nolensville Road and Burkitt Road. Police say one shooting victim wentMore >>
A late night party got out of control and ended in gunfire.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:04 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:04:46 GMT
Imagine if thieves could get inside your car without leaving a trace. Saturday night, Metro Police said there were six car burglaries in the same downtown parking garage. More >>
Imagine if thieves could get inside your car without leaving a trace. Saturday night, Metro Police said there were six car burglaries in the same downtown parking garage. Some were near the valet service.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:26 GMT
Lebanon police officers arrested 37-year-old Julian D. Clemmons on Friday. Clemmons was wanted for a Davidson County indictment for First Degree Murder. Lebanon officers arrested Clemmons at a residenceMore >>
Lebanon police officers arrested 37-year-old Julian D. Clemmons on an indictment for first-degree murder on Friday. More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 7:10 AM EDT2013-05-19 11:10:16 GMT
Music City Center opens its doors to the public on Sunday for the first day of a two-day grand opening celebration. The 1.2 million square foot building has been under construction since 2010. It costMore >>
Music City Center opens its doors to the public on Sunday for the first day of a two-day grand opening celebration.More >>