Son-in-law Charged In Death of Beaten Woman

Clinton, Anderson County (AP) -- The son-in-law of a woman found bludgeoned to death in her East Tennessee home has been charged in her murder.

Robert Edward Fritts was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the death of Teresa Anne Busler of Andersonville.

Busler's husband found her body in a bedroom of their home on March 6th, and authorities were at first baffled by the crime.

Jail inmates searched roadside ditches for evidence, and a TBI Violent Crime Response Team spent hours processing the house for forensic evidence.

Busler, her husband and her daughter were living at the home, but authorities would not say whether Fritts also lived there.

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