Teen to appear before judge in mother's death

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A 15-year-old Middle Tennessee boy is due in court Tuesday in the bludgeoning death of his mother over the weekend.

Authorities identified the woman as 46-year-old Melanie Davis, whose older son, a 16-year-old, found her dead and the Hendersonville house on fire early Saturday morning.

Sumner County Sheriff Sonny Weatherford said the 15-year-old was arrested nearby and he later confessed to killing Davis.

Investigators haven't released a motive but say the younger boy has been charged with criminal homicide. It hasn't been determined whether he will be charged as a juvenile or an adult, and his name hasn't been released.

WSMV-TV said the 15-year-old is to go before a juvenile judge Tuesday afternoon.

You must be logged in to post comments.

Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:


6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Copyright © 2016 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 166128666 - local8now.com/a?a=166128666
Gray Television, Inc.