published Thursday, January 31st, 2013

23-year-old Chattanooga woman found guilty of second-degree murder

Quinisha Brabson, 23, has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the 2010 shooting death of Timothy Nichols. She said she felt threatened and feared Nichols would attack her or her female friend.

Nichols had driven to East Chattanooga with his fiancée and another friend to try and trade anti-anxiety pills for crack cocaine.

He spotted Brabson with a group of other women near the corner of Main and Willow streets near midnight.

But on Tuesday Lisa Greenlief, Nichols' fiancée, said that Brabson approached the car and shot Nichols while the man tried to trade the pills for drugs.

Read more in Tomorrow's Times Free Press.

about Todd South...

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 ...

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