the republic logo

Court orders mental evaluation for Tennessee man charged with killing father

Share/Save/Bookmark

JACKSON, Tennessee — A judge has ordered a mental exam for a Tennessee man charged with killing his father.

The Jackson Sun reported (http://bit.ly/1l15Rxm ) that the attorney for 29-year-old Clayton Nelson requested the evaluation Thursday during a preliminary hearing.

Clayton Nelson was charged with beating and stabbing 57-year-old Jeffrey Nelson to death inside Jeffrey Nelson's duplex. Jeffrey Nelson's body was found on July 12.

Clayton Nelson is charged with first-degree murder.

Since his arrest, Clayton Nelson has been held without bond at the Madison County Jail.

Jackson Police Capt. Tyreece Miller said the Jeffrey Nelson had been dead between 36 to 48 hours before his body was found. Police went to Jeffrey Nelson's home after a family member reported that Nelson had not been heard from in several days.


Information from: The Jackson Sun, http://www.jacksonsun.com

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

All comments are moderated before posting. Your email address must be verified with Disqus in order for your comment to appear.
View our commenting guidelines and FAQ's here.

Story copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Category:

Subjects:

Places:

 

Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2014 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.