Man Convicted Of Killing 12-year-old Girl Tears Up As Jury Reads Verdict
Ray Coons Jr, the man convicted of killing a 12-year-oldYhoana Arteaga from Goodlettsville in 2017 teared up as the jury found him guilty on Monday afternoon. Arteaga was found dead inside her home two years ago. Prosecutors say Coons tried to rape the girl and strangled her to death with a karate belt. Coons was charged with first-degree premeditated murder, two counts of first-degree felony murder, attempted rape of a child and especially aggravated burglary. Coons will be sentenced in September.
Parked Cars Keep Neighbors In The Nations From Getting Their Mail
Standard mail delivery from the United States Postal Service is not a modern luxury, but for some neighbors in the Nations community in West Nashville, the formerly reliable system has become spotty in recent months. CArs blocking the mailbox are stopping post persons from putting mail in the boxes. The United States Postal Service says if a blocked mailbox is a temporary situation, carriers are asked to get out of their trucks to complete a delivery. If it’s a regular problem, a more permanent solution needs to be worked out with the delivery office.
MAN KILLED IN NASHVILLE THIS MORNING
Metro Nashville police investigated a deadly shootingon the corner of 17th Avenue and Cockrill street early this morning. A man in his mid-20s was found on the porch of a home with a gunshot wound to his torso. Officers do not believe he was shot at the home, instead they believe he went there to get help. The man was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he died. Officers said they have identified the victim, but aren’t releasing his name until they notify his family.
Sen. Kamala Harris has come to the table with a brand new plan in this presidential race. She reportedly plans on investing in black homeownership! Sen. Harris’ plan is an attempt to help close the racial wealth gap in the United States. The California Democrat announced she will have $100 billion allocated to down payments and closing costs of black communities. The housing program would reportedly be distributed in the form of grants from the Department of Housing and Urban Development!
Metro Officer At The Center Of Internal Investigation Has History Of Disciplinary Actions
A Metro Nashville Police officer who was stripped of his police powers after video surfaced of him potentially using excessive force has been in trouble on the job before. Officer Barret Teague’s personnel file contains several complaints, but two internal investigations resulted in strong disciplinary actions. A video earlier this month, a video showed Teague grabbing and pushing a woman during a traffic stop at a Z-mart in Nashville. He’s been stripped of his police powers as an internal investigation is underway.