|Published: 10:27 AM, 09/30/2013
||Last updated: 10:29 AM, 09/30/2013
Author: Michael Thomason
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
MADISONVILLE-Two women charged in
two nearly year-old killings saw their trials postponed again as attorneys asked for more time.
Robyn Jones, 50, Towee Falls Road, Tellico Plains, was indicted by
the Monroe County Grand Jury on Nov. 23, 2012, killing of Rebecca Joanne Holt Stratton.
Jones was indicted on charges of felony murder, theft under $500 and
first-degree murder in the shooting and killing at a home on Towee Falls Road outside of Tellico
Plains the day after Thanksgiving.
Law enforcement said at that
time Stratton had been shot in the head in an apparent argument over drugs.
The indictment now states Jones shot Stratton while stealing less than
$500 from her. The grand jury stated it believed Jones had planned the murder, leading to the
first-degree murder charge.
Jones will not be back in court
until Dec. 10.
In a case involving a Sweetwater woman, the
lawyer for Karen Coffman, 56, Thompson Farm Road, was given more time to file any motions that
might need to be heard.
Coffman was charged with first-degree
murder in the death of her husband in January, an act that only came to light after a witness came
forward, law enforcement said.
story in the Sunday, Sept. 28, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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