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Hendersonville man charged with murder for shooting, decapitating father-in-law

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Sandie Calvert of Hendersonville has been charged with first-degree murder after police say he shot and decapitated his father-in-law Jim Hudgins Friday afternoon.

It happened at Calvert's home on Patton Lane in Hendersonville, Sumner County sheriff's deputies say. Hudgins was alone with Calvert at the home when it happened, deputies say. Neighbors say the Calvert family had only lived there about five years.

Tom Parker has lived in the community for about 40 years. It was late Friday afternoon when he received the call that something was terribly wrong at his neighbor's house. "My wife called me at work and said there's fire trucks going up and down," he said. "Didn't know what was going on," he added.

Parker's brother lives nearby as well. "About 30 minutes later, he called me back and said I heard that Sandie shot Jimmie and killed him."

Parker never would have guessed a gruesome killing had taken place in the quiet and otherwise peaceful community.
"It's very close-knit," Parker said. "A lot of people are related on this road. ... I knew his wife, and his kids go to the same school as my kids. I never heard anything bad out of them."

Calvert is being held in the Sumner County Jail without bond.

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