Homicide Charges After Police Investigate Suicide

A Claiborne County man is facing murder charges after officers responded to an apparent suicide New Year’s Day.

Detectives responded to Sunset Lane in New Tazewell Tuesday morning finding 50-year-old Michelle Renee Smith dead. Officials say evidence suggested the wound was unlikely to self-inflicted.

After interviewing witnesses, the victim’s husband, 43-year-old Bill Smith, was arrested and charged with Criminal Homicide.

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