Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Chad Bell in Court Oct. 6
The next court appearance for a Cookeville man, charged with murdering his wife, will be October 6th. 36-year-old Chad Bell remains jailed on a charge of first degree murder and abuse of a corpse. He was indicted in the death of his wife, Sara Bell, who he had first reported missing last fall. Authorities allege that he killed her and tried to dispose of her body after the two had an argument. In Criminal Court this week, prosecutors revealed that Bell has been deemed competent to stand trial and that a psychological evaluation showed him to be capable of understanding the consequences of his actions at the time of the alleged murder.