Monday, October 25, 2010

Family Of Homicide Victim Disagrees On Plea Deal

The family of a man allegedly stabbed to death by his wife has told a local newspaper that they disagree with the plea agreement that the suspect is reportedly scheduled to enter in Criminal Court Tuesday.  Family members of the victim, Toney Dale Garrett, tell the Cookeville Herald-Citizen that no jury trial will be held for 28-year-old Dana Kay Garrett. Ms. Garrett is accused of stabbing her husband to death at their home in the Double Springs community in September of 2009 as the two argued. Authorities say they had been on several domestic violence calls at the home  She was charged with second degree murder, but family members tell the newspaper that she will be allowed to plead guilty to a lesser charge.  District attorney Randy York said he could not comment on any potential plea negotiations.