Suspect in 1986 murder for hire of mom faces new charges

Billy Ray Hill mugshot

Billy Ray Hill mugshot

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- New charges for the man accused of hiring a hitman to have his mother killed more than 25 years ago. Billy Hill now stands accused of trying to have his wife killed as well.

Just last year, Billy Ray Hill was arrested in connection the murder of mom, Bobbie Lou Hill, who was stabbed to death in her home in 1986. Billy Hill was 19 at the time.

A Grand Jury has now indicted him on two charges of Solicitation of First Degree Murder of his wife, Barbara Hill.

Hill is set to appear in court in April.


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