Murder Arrest

Murder Arrest

  • Trigg County Murders

    10/31/14 05:59:43 PM

    Kentucky State Police have charged 36-year-old Ryan Champion with the deaths of his mother, father and sister. He is also being criminally charged with the death of Vito Riservato.  click here for more

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Winter-Like Conditions Expected this Weekend

Winter-like conditions will be possible for middle Tennessee this weekend.  A freeze warning is in effect for Friday and Saturday night.  Temperatures will drop to around the freezing mark in Nashville and upper 20s outside the metro area.  Saturday night will be even colder with temperatures dropping as low as the mid-20s outside the metro.  Breezy NW winds will add to the chill.  Bring plants and pets indoors for the weekend and make sure outdoor vegetation is protected as well.In addition to the cold, rain showers along the Cumberland Plateau will change over to light snow overnight. 


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EXCLUSIVE: State Wants Defense Attorney Removed From Vandy Rape Case ; California Suspects Could Get a Deal - Erika Lathon

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    Prosecutors have filed a motion that could get California Attorney, Albert Perez Jr. thrown off the case. Perez is one of four lawyers representing Brandon Vandenburg in the Vanderbilt rape case. Vandenburg is one of four former Vandy football players accused of sexually assaulting an unconscious female co-ed in a dorm room this summer. District Attorney, Tom Thurman has filed a motion to have Perez disqualified. According to court records obtained by Fox 17 News, Perez is accused of destruction or the attempted destruction of evidence. The state calls him an un-indicted co-conspirator whose involvement with the case is a conflict of interest for Vandenburg. The D.A.'s Office has struck a deal with two California men who are also accused of tampering with evidence. Miles Finley and Joseph Quinzio have agreed to testify about Perez's alleged involvement with destroying evidence. In exchange for their testimony, the state will consider dropping the charges against Finley and Quinzio. Both men are from California and are former friends of Vandenburg. In a separate development, another defendant, Cory Batey wants to remove a court ordered ankle monitor. Of the four men chaged in the Vanderbilt rape case, Batey is the only one ordered to wear and pay a monthly for an ankle monitor. Batey is from Nashville. Brandon Vandenburg and two other defendants, Brandon Banks and Jaborian McKenzie have been free to travel back and fourth to their home states. Fox 17 News has also learned that the report on DNA evidence in the case should be completed sometime this month.

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