MADISONVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A Vonore man faces murder charges after reportedly telling detectives he killed a 57 year-old Madisonville woman over the weekend, according to the Monroe Co. Sheriff's Office.
James Ray Parker has been charged with first-degree murder. He is being held in the Monroe Co. Jail and is awaiting bond, the Sheriff's Office added.
A tip led detectives to Parker, authorities said. After they brought him in, Parker reportedly admitted he drove to Kathy Bookout's home with a rifle and shot her.
Police say they've recovered the gun.
Authorities have not divulged a motive in the slaying. Parker and Bookout are related, but the Sheriff's Office would not elaborate on the relationship.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.