A Hamilton County grand jury will hear the case against a 37-year-old mother charged with killing her daughter's 17-year-old boyfriend.
General Sessions Court Judge Clarence Shattuck sent criminal homicide charges against Margaret Harris to the grand jury this morning for possible indictment.
The judge also denied bond.
Harris was arrested after fleeing the scene at 1308 Orchard Knob on Feb. 18. Police accuse Harris of shooting James Dominick Sherrell in the stomach.
Sherrell, who was the boyfriend of Harris' daughter Latoya Harris, later died.
Before today's hearing, court officers had to step in during a verbal altercation between family and friends of Harris and Sherrell outside the courtroom.
Todd South covers courts, poverty, technology, military and veterans for the Times Free Press. He has worked at the paper since 2008 and previously covered crime and safety in Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia. Todd’s hometown is Dodge City, Kan. He served five years in the U.S. Marine Corps and deployed to Iraq before returning to school for his journalism degree from the University of Georgia. Todd previously worked at the Anniston (Ala.) Star. Contact ...