Violent crimes such as murder have a tendency to be followed very closely by the Memphis media and the public. Every news show usually leads with the violent crime of the day. For this reason, those who are accused of such crimes can face an uphill battle in court.
Murder is the most serious offense a person can be accused of. If convicted of murder, a defendant could face life in prison or, here in Tennessee, even the death penalty.
A Memphis mother and son were featured on the local news not long ago after a large tree was knocked down in a windstorm and landed on their house. While they survived and found a new home, the unfortunate family's troubles were only beginning. The 18-year old son has recently been charged with first degree murder in connection with a shooting at a graduation party.