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A man who was coaching youth football this time last month faced a judge on murder charges.
We are learning more about 39 year old Lorenzo Jenkins--- the man police believe murdered three members of a family in west Nashville.
We uncovered pictures of Lorenzo Jenkins and his family.
And they are not pictures you would expect to see from a man appearing in court for the murders of Wendy, Patrick and Deborah Sullivan
Pictures maybe worth a thousand words, but these pictures of Jenkins showing him as an assistant coach on his step son's football team in Gallatin, attending church for his daughter’s dedication or cuddling on the couch with his baby don't tell the whole story according to police.
In a courtroom Wednesday it was a much different picture.
As Jenkins sat in an orange jumpsuit the gruesome details of the triple homicide at 5800 Maxon Drive were released.
Charles K Taylor, Metro police detective west precinct says, “All three victims had multiple what I believe to be stab wounds most to the neck area- very few on the actual torso of the body somewhere actually behind the head in the neck area.”
According to testimony by Detective Taylor, police believe 26 year old Wendy Sullivan was killed first followed by her mother 48 year old Deborah Sullivan and lastly 56 year old Patrick Sullivan, on October 22nd sometime between 9am and 2pm.
Police believe a knife was the murder weapon because a piece of it was actually found in one of the victims.
Taylor says, “It was in Patrick’s back the knife had actually broken off into his spine and it was found inside the shed next to his body.”
Police say a bloody palm print was found on a door trim in the hallway that matched that of Jenkins as well as blood that matched Jenkins’s DNA.
Police say when Jenkins was arrested they noticed small cuts on his left hand and a wound on his upper forearm.
Jenkins did not admit to the murders but he did speak to police during a video tapping about the crime ... His reason?
Taylor says, “He said he wanted to talk to us and tell us what happened he didn't want people to think he was a monster.”
No one from the bison youth football team in Gallatin would comment neither would his fiancé.
Jenkins has a prior record of robbery, aggravated burglary and felony theft.
Police are still searching for 2 persons of interest who were seen at the house on the day of the crime.
Jenkins’s case has been bound over a Grand Jury.
Thursday, November 15 2012, 02:32 AM CST
Hungry TennCare eating more of state budget
May 24, 2013 16:56 GMT
JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) -- State Treasurer David Lillard says expanding health care costs could absorb funding the state used to spend on other needs.
The Jackson Sun (http://bit.ly/16eqTpT ) reported Lillard talked about the potential impact of the Affordable Care Act on Tennessee finances as he spoke to the West Tennessee Association of Health Underwriters on Thursday.
Lillard noted the state budget that goes into effect July 1 contains $391 million in new revenue and more than $300 million of that will be consumed by TennCare.
Lillard said support for higher education could further erode as a result. In 1990, state revenue funded more than half the cost of state universities. That percentage has already declined to about 38 percent and could be further reduced.
Information from: The Jackson Sun, http://www.jacksonsun.com
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