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Suspect indicted in fatal stabbing of Nashville nurse

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Christopher McLawhorn (Source: Metro Nashville PD) Christopher McLawhorn (Source: Metro Nashville PD)
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The man accused of killing a Nashville nurse has been indicted by the Davidson County grand jury on several charges.

Christopher McLawhorn is charged with felony murder, premeditated murder, especially aggravated burglary and two counts of theft of property under $1,000.

Police say McLawhorn stabbed 23-year-old Tiffany Ferguson multiple times while burglarizing her apartment in the Wedgewood area on Feb. 28.

After reviewing surveillance video, police said McLawhorn was going around the building looking for open vehicles and open apartment doors. He allegedly entered Ferguson’s condo through an unlocked door and began searching for valuables.

After being identified as a person of interest in the case, 25-year-old McLawhorn was arrested in March.

During the hours after the incident, detectives say McLawhorn searched for news articles on the stabbing and whether rain could wash away fingerprints. The next day, McLawhorn allegedly visited a pornographic website using the terms "murderotica" and "suffocation."

McLawhorn was previously arrested in Nashville for public intoxication, misdemeanor theft and failure to be booked.

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