KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- An East Tennessee teenager charged with killing his grandparents has been found hanged in a Knox County jail cell.
Seventeen-year-old Brandon Fannin had been moved from a juvenile detention center after he attacked a guard in an attempt to escape on Jan. 1.
The youth was found dead after apparently hanging himself late Saturday night, according to a Knox County Sheriff's Office report cited by The Knoxville News Sentinel.
The first-degree murder charges against Fannin had been moved to adult court in Hawkins County.
He was charged in the April 2010 slayings of 64-year-old Clyde Hoyt Fannin and 54-year-old Linda Sue Fannin. Investigators said he lived with his grandparents.
Information from: The Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com
(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.