A LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT has been issued for the accumulating snow in the Valley and Plateau, plus across the Smokies. Part of the Valley and Plateau could receive up to inch or more of snow, where snow bands persist. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the Smokies until Noon Tuesday for another 2" or more of snow is possible. Temperatures are below freezing this morning, so black ice is possible. Please be careful.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - A Knoxville man has pleaded guilty to attempted murder and sexual assault after a June 2012 incident in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
William E. Seevers, 48, appeared in U.S. District Court Monday and pleaded guilty to one count of attempted murder and one count of aggravated sexual abuse by force.
Sentencing has been set for August 21, 2014.
A federal grand jury returned an indictment against Seevers in December 2013 alleging that in June 2012 Seevers attempted to kill a woman in the Smokies by stabbing her in the neck with a knife.
Seevers also forced the woman to perform sexual acts and stabbed and punched her as she tried to get away.
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