Sheriff: 2 children witness mom being killed in Middle Tennessee

MAURY COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – Two children witnessed their mother’s killing in Maury County, and a man is expected to be charged after his release from a local hospital.

The man, whose identity has not be released, is accused of stabbing the woman to death. She died after being airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

The suspect was also taken to a nearby hospital but it’s unclear at this time why. Details were not immediately released.

According to Sheriff Bucky Rowland, the victim had an order of protection against the man. He said the woman was held against her will and eventually able to run to a neighbor and call 911.

Authorities said the woman’s two children also witnessed the incident. They are now in the care of family.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol and Columbia police are assisting in the investigation.

The victim’s name was not immediately released. The investigation is ongoing.

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