Adolphus Hollingsworth Sentenced for Killing His Wife 18 Years Ago

Chattanooga (WDEF) – A judge sentenced Adolphus Hollingsworth to 22 years behind bars this morning for the murder of his wife, Victoria Carr.

The fatal stabbing happened in August of 1997.

Carr’s body was found two-years later — but her husband wasn’t convicted of the murder until last year.

A cold case investigation led by district attorney Neal Pinkston generated new leads in the case.

The victim’s brother, Kennith Whiterspoon, told us after the hearing "Today we got closure. I just hate that my parents weren’t hear to see it. Either way twenty two years, that’s a long time. I just wish him good luck."

Hollingsworth’s defense team plans to file a motion for a new trial.

He’s due back in court June 1st.

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