Man indicted in Nashville nurse's stabbing death

Christopher McLawhorn, left, is charged with killing Tiffany Ferguson, right. (Metro Nashville Police/WZTV)

A man charged with stabbing a Nashville nurse to death inside her Wedgewood apartment has now been indicted by a Grand Jury.

Christopher McLawhorn, 24, was indicted Tuesday in the murder of Tiffany Ferguson, a 22-year-old ICU nurse who worked at St. Thomas-West.

Police testified that Ferguson has stabbed three times in the chest while still in bed under the covers.

Detectives have said there were no signs of forced entry at Ferguson’s apartment.

McLawhorn searched for news articles about the stabbing on his phone the morning after the deadly attack, detectives said.

McLawhorn was indicted on charges of first-degree felony murder, first-degree premeditated murder, especially aggravated burglary and two counts of theft of property.

Two homeless men who knew McLawhorn, who was also homeless, helped identify him as a suspect. The men testified in court that McLawhorn had bragged about killing someone.

If found guilty, McLawhorn could face life in prison. He is represented by defense attorney Nick McGregor.

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