Mother of man charged with killing Chattanooga police sergeant rants in jailhouse letters

photo Kathleen Mathews, mother of Jesse Mathews who was charged in the death of Chattanooga police Sgt. Tim Chapin last year.

The mother of a man charged with killing a Chattanooga police sergeant last year rants in jailhouse letters to her son that Tennesseans are a "stupid hillbilly, Jack Daniel selling ... backward, Bible belt, inbred ... bunch of haters" and shows scant remorse for her own crimes in the case.

Kathleen Mathews awaits sentencing in federal court Monday along with her husband, daughter and daughter's boyfriend. All have pleaded guilty to crimes before and after police say 26-year-old Jesse Mathews shot and killed Sgt. Tim Chapin during a botched robbery.

"You are a good man Jesse," Kathleen Mathews wrote.