Suspect in pregnant teen’s murder makes court appearance

Brandon Scott Donaldson (source: Knoxville Police Department)
Brandon Scott Donaldson (source: Knoxville Police Department)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – A Knoxville man charged with killing his pregnant girlfriend made his first appearance in a Knox County courtroom Friday.

Brandon Donaldson, 22, was arraigned on charges related to the shooting death of Marcia Crider, 19, this past February.

Crider was 13 weeks pregnant at the time of her death.

The trial for the murder charges has been set for Oct. 7.

The judge says all motions must be filed by the end of June.

Donaldson was captured in Illinois last month after being on the run for several weeks.

He was brought back to Knoxville and booked into the Knox County jail.

Donaldson was also arraigned on violation of probation charges.

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