UPDATE: Fountain City Murder

By: Nick Bona
By: Nick Bona

Fountain City (WVLT) -- We now know the names of the victim, and the man accused of killing him in this mornings shooting murder in Fountain City.

They're brothers.

Police say James Thomas Huddleston Jr., 38, walked into the bedroom of his brother Lawrence, 40, and shot him twelve times with a .22 semi-automatic as he slept.

Lawrence Huddleston's wife told officers she pushed James down the stairs and out of the house, so she could call 9-1-1.

Police say James was sitting outside when they got there, and that he told them he had killed his brother.

James Huddleston is charged with first degree murder and currently being held on one million dollars bond.


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  • by Anastasia Location: Knoxville, tn on Jun 4, 2007 at 06:51 PM
    I'm lawrence's oldest daughter, and just to inform you all, there really isn't much to update you on. My family has refused to release information to the media and the police really don't have that much to add. At the present time we are waiting for my uncle to have a psyche evaluation done. Until that happens, there will be nothing on the case to report.
  • by Melanie Location: Knoxville on May 22, 2007 at 03:37 PM
    This crime occurred 10 days ago...surely more information is available. Shame on you for not following-up!
  • by Tim Location: Blaine, TN on May 13, 2007 at 05:23 AM
    Guess brotherly love wasn't in this mix!
  • by JERRY Location: RUTLEDGE on May 13, 2007 at 12:22 AM
    THIS STORY WAS POSTED AT 10:08AM WITH NO UPDATES SINCE THEN ... THERE HAS BEEN SEVERAL NEWS REPORTS SINCE THEN... WHY DONT YOU UPDATE THIS STORY.....

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