Williamson Found Guilty In Rains Murder Trial

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

A Woodbury woman has been found guilty in a Rutherford County murder case. Tina Williamson was on trial for the murder of General “Jack” Rains. Rains body was discovered in his Murfreesboro home. The former state trooper and one time Woodbury Chief of Police had been shot five times in the back of the head. Investigators believe the murder occurred August 31st, 2007.

The jury took seven hours before returning the guilty verdict. Williamson was found guilty of second-degree murder, felony murder and especially aggravated robbery. Bond was revoked and Williamson was taken into custody. A sentencing hearing is expected from Circuit Court Don Ash on April 13th. The charge of felony murder carries a mandatory life sentence.

Williamson suffers from diabetes and severe back pain. Her attorney has asked the judge to request a transfer from the Rutherford County facility to the Tennessee Women’s Prison. It is believed the state facility can better deal with her medical condition.