Update: Tennessee church shooter sentenced to life

U.S. 05/28/19, 16:56

The Latest on the trial of the Tennessee man convicted in a 2017 church shooting (all times local):4:45 p.m.A Tennessee man convicted of murder in a 2017 Nashville church shooting will spend the rest of his life behind bars.Judge Cheryl Blackburn listens to testimony during the sentencing phase of Emanuel ...

Tennessee church shooter suffered ‘severe mental illness’

U.S. 05/28/19, 14:39

A Tennessee man convicted of murder for shooting up a Nashville church in 2017 was suffering from severe mental illness. That's according to testimony from a Vanderbilt University forensic psychiatrist during a Tuesday sentencing hearing.Emanuel Kidega Samson faces life in prison for killing Melanie Crow and wounding seven other people ...

Congregants grapple with church shooter once their colleague

U.S. 05/25/19, 00:25

Minister Joey Spann watched Friday as 27-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson was convicted of first-degree murder for killing one person and wounding seven others when he sprayed Spann's church and its congregants with bullets in 2017.It was hard for Spann to recognize in Samson the same young man who taught Vacation ...

Jury finds man guilty of murder in Tennessee church shooting

U.S. 05/24/19, 14:40

A jury on Friday found a man guilty of first-degree murder in a shooting at a Nashville church two years ago that left a woman dead and seven wounded.Jurors deliberated less than five hours before delivering the verdict against Emanuel Kidega Samson. He was found guilty on all 43 counts ...

Update: Jurors consider Tennessee church shooting case

U.S. 05/23/19, 16:08

The Latest on the Tennessee church shooting suspect's trial (all times local):3:55 p.m.A jury is considering whether to convict a man charged with fatally shooting a woman and wounding seven people at a Nashville, Tennessee, church in 2017.Emanuel Kidega Samson testifies in his own defense Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in ...

Jail calls: Suspect, ex laughed at Tennessee church shooting

U.S. 05/23/19, 14:26

Jurors on Thursday heard jail calls in which a suspect charged with fatally shooting a woman and wounding seven people at a Nashville church in 2017 laughs about it with his then-girlfriend.The October 2017 calls were replayed in court Thursday as the Nashville trial of 27-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson approached ...

Defendant says he doesn’t recall if he shot 8 at church

U.S. 05/22/19, 18:42

The man accused of fatally shooting one person and wounding seven others at a Nashville church in 2017 testified Wednesday that he can't remember if he did it.In a Nashville courtroom, a prosecutor repeatedly asked 27-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson about his testimony that he had spotty-at-best memories of what happened ...

State: Man in church shooting aimed to kill 10 white people

U.S. 05/20/19, 16:52

A prosecutor said Monday that a black man charged with fatally shooting a woman and wounding seven people at a Nashville church aimed to kill at least 10 white churchgoers and cited a 2015 massacre at a black church in South Carolina. Nashville Deputy District Attorney Amy Hunter made the comments ...

Doctor: Tennessee church shooting suspect has mental illness

U.S. 04/18/19, 18:03

A psychiatrist has identified mental illnesses in the man accused of fatally shooting a woman and wounding seven people at a Tennessee church in 2017.According to The Tennessean , a defense attorney read report excerpts about 27-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson in a Nashville court Wednesday.The psychiatrist diagnosed Samson with "schizoaffective ...

Tennessee church shooting suspect objects to phone evidence

U.S. 02/20/19, 17:06

The man accused of fatally shooting a woman and wounding seven people at a Tennessee church in September 2017 is objecting to using evidence from his cellphone.Emanuel Kidega Samson made his first public court appearance Wednesday during a Davidson County Criminal Court hearing. The 27-year-old faces a 43-count indictment, including ...

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