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Sierra Wilson Cahoon, her son, and unborn baby killed in intentional pedestrian collision with driver William David Phillips, 33, in Jefferson City, Tennessee

Modified Date: 
Fri, 06/21/2019 - 6:16am
Accident Date: 
Monday, June 17, 2019

Police: Pregnant mother, son killed in vehicular rampage

Then, police say Phillips drove onto the sidewalk, struck the Cahoons and crashed into a fish hatchery. John Carberry owns Sustainable Aquatics and says thousands of fish died and more than 10,000 gallons (37,800 liters) of water spilled from the building.

Warrant: Driver accused of killing pedestrians blames voice

An arrest warrant says a driver accused of intentionally running over pedestrians in Tennessee, killing a pregnant mother and her toddler son, told police that a voice was directing his actions.

Death penalty possible for Jefferson County man, if convicted in pedestrian deaths

Because an affidavit shows Phillips claims to hear voices, a legal expert told us a defense attorney could argue against first-degree murder and push for a lower-level charge, including manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter, or voluntary manslaughter.

People Involved: 
Sierra Wilson Cahoon
William David Phillips
Tillman Gunter

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