US prosecutor seeks death penalty after deputy killed
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal prosecutor is seeking the death penalty against a man charged with killing a Tennessee sheriff's deputy and burning his body and patrol car last year.
Tennessee deputy death trial to draw jury from outside area
CHARLOTTE, Tenn. (AP) — A judge has ruled that trial jurors will be picked from outside the area where a man is charged with killing a sheriff's deputy and burning his body and patrol car.
Dickson County Circuit Court Judge David Wolfe also decided Tuesday that Steven Joshua Wiggins' August trial won't be moved to another venue.
Wolfe ordered that the jury pool location remain secret. He said jurors will be sequestered.
CHARLOTTE, Tenn. (AP) — A man charged with killing a deputy in Tennessee and burning his body now faces federal and state charges that could be punishable by death, authorities announced Friday.
A state judge on Friday arraigned Steven Joshua Wiggins on 12 charges, including premeditated murder, in the shooting of 32-year-old Dickson County sheriff's Sgt. Daniel Baker. Wiggins' alleged accomplice, 38-year-old Erika Castro-Miles, was arraigned via webcam on the same murder charge.
DICKSON, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on charges against Tennessee man charged with fatally shooting a sheriff's deputy (all times local):
A Tennessee man charged with killing a sheriff's deputy is now facing federal charges in addition to his state murder case.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a joint announcement with U.S. Attorney Donald Cochran on Friday that "At the Department of Justice, we back the women and men in blue."