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The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency declares a State of Emergency due to severe weather which produced damaging tornadoes and high winds. The state’s Emergency Operations Center activated to Level 3 Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. The entire state is under the declaration. The storm is being blamed for the death of one man who was killed when a tree fell on a shed in the Bordeaux section of Nashville. The National Weather Service confirmed an EF-2 tornado touched down in Mt. Juliet. Fortunately no one was hurt in that storm. Damage from the weather system which moved through Middle Tennessee overnight stretches across the area. State officials are assisting local governments in the clean up effort.
Wednesday, January 30 2013, 12:44 PM CST
Man pleads guilty to Memphis officer's murder
May 21, 2013 22:22 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A former death row inmate is set to be released from prison after he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder of a Memphis police officer.
Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich said Tuesday that she has accepted Timothy McKinney's guilty plea.
McKinney was convicted of first-degree murder for the fatal shooting of Officer Don Williams. The officer was killed outside a comedy club in December 1997.
McKinney appealed and won a new trial, which ended with a deadlocked jury. A third trial earlier this year also ended in a hung jury.
The Commercial Appeal reports that McKinney was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Since he's already served more than 15 years -- including 11 on death row -- McKinney will be released this week.
Williams' family opposed the settlement.
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