Friday, January 19, 2018

Detectives Who Solved Tiffany Furgeson Murder Win Award

Tiffany Ferguson Courtesy of Ferguson Family 

NASHVILLE, TN- In February of last year shockwaves were sent through Nashville and Loretto when Tiffany Ferguson was brutally murdered in her home just off Wedgewood Ave. Today the detectives who solved her case were named Investigators of the Year.

The 23-year-old Ferguson was called a rising star in the nursing community and was beloved in her home town of Loretto. 

In the days following the murder that gained national attention Metro Nashville Police were able to arrest and charge Chris D McLawhorn with Fergusons death.
McLawhorn/Metro Police

Today Metro Police announced that Detectives Zachariah Bevis, Anthony Chandler and Brittany Shoesmith were named Precinct Investigators of the Year for their work in last February's murder of Ferguson
Metro Nashville Police

In a preliminary hearing these detectives told a judge that just hours after Ferguson was killed in her  home, the suspect's cellphone was allegedly used for internet searches on how police use fingerprints in investigations. They also testified to other searches like "can rain wash off fingerprints" and "just how incriminating is a fingerprint really."

In August of last year a Davidson County Grand Jury issued indictments charging  McLawhorn with premeditated murder, felony murder, especially aggravated burglary and two counts of theft

If convicted on the top courts he faces life in prison without the possibility of parole.