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Suspect in Tennessee nurse's murder had scheduled Wilson County court date

Posted March 9
Updated March 16

— The 24-year-old man accused of murdering a nurse in her Nashville, Tenn., condo on Sunday was days away from a court date for misdemeanor crimes in Wilson County.

Nashville police said they believe Christopher Drew McLawhorn killed Tiffany Ferguson by stabbing her multiple times, according to NBC affiliate WSMV. McLawhorn was originally arrested by Nashville police on a charge of misdemeanor drug possession, but authorities said he would be charged with the homicide.

According to McLawhorn's father, his son was a drifter who moved out years ago and recently left for Nashville to live with a friend.

McLawhorne attended James Hunt High School and earned his GED. His father said he enrolled at Wilson Technical Community College.

McLawhorn's father said the family is very upset and "could never imagine him doing something like this."

North Carolina court records show McLawhorn had a March 13 court date in Wilson County on charges of felony larceny and possession of stolen goods.

He also faced previous misdemeanor charges of breaking and entering, hit and run, larceny, trespassing, shoplifting, DWI and assault on a child under the age of 12.

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