Signal Mountain stabbing suspect gets bond

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – A woman charged with criminal homicide for the stabbing death of a man inside her home had a bond set today in Hamilton County Court.

Rhonda Essenpreis of Signal Mountain was arrested late last month following the stabbing of 69-year-old Randy Otto.

Otto was killed at the 3600 block of Scarlet Maple Court.

The sheriff’s office says Essenpreis suffers from a mental illness and was not taking medicine.

Investigators believe she was in a relationship with the victim.

Essenpreis has been detained at the Silverdale Detention Center.

Today she stood before Judge Christie Sell who determined her case will be bound over to a grand jury.

Judge Sell set her bond at $200,000.

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