Lookout Mountain Suites stabbing case goes before grand jury

The case of a woman charged with criminal homicide in the April stabbing death of Lymorris Martin, 59, was sent to a grand jury by Hamilton County General Sessions Judge Clarence Shattuck on Tuesday morning after testimony from her brother and a homicide investigator.

Ernest Green, the brother of Rachel Green, 51, testified in the hearing that he was in the room with his sister and the alleged victim at the Lookout Mountain Suites when the stabbing took place. He said Martin, who lived with Rachel Green, was involved in a domestic disorder that escalated to physical violence.

"My sister and Mr. Martin got into a little argument," he said. "They were shouting at each other."

He said Martin punched Green in the eye, and although he didn't actually see the stabbing take place in the ensuing scuffle, he could see blood coming from what appeared to be Martin's side.