Blesdoe County charges daughter’s boyfriend in double homicide

PIKEVILLE, Tennessee (WDEF) Pikeville Police Chief Ronald Byrd says that Joe Whitenburg will be charged with the death of his girlfriend and her mother.

The bodies of 46 year old Deanna Lawrence and 24 yer old Dedra Lawrence were found in their home on Swamill Road Thursday evening.

Police say the mother’s boyfriend discovered the bodies.

Authorities say Dedra’s boyfriend, Whitenburg, was also transported from the scene to the hospital. Now they are charging him with two counts of criminal homicide.

He will be taken to jail as soon as he gets out of the hospital.

Authorities are not commenting yet on the circumstances of the killings.

The TBI is handling the investigation.

Categories: Bledsoe County, Local News

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