Judge Overturns Murder Conviction of Woman Accused of Killing Man as a Teenager
A judge in Tennessee has dismissed charges against Angel Bumpass, a woman who was convicted of murder when she was just 13 years old. The ju...
Judge dismisses charges against Angel Bumpass
A judge in Tennessee has dismissed charges against Angel Bumpass, a woman who was convicted of murder when she was just 13 years old. The judge dismissed the first-degree murder and aggravated robbery convictions for Bumpass, who is now 28 and a mother of two.
Bumpass was arrested in 2018 and convicted in 2019 for the murder of Franklin Bonner, who was found tied to a table and chair in his home.
The judge's decision comes as a relief for Bumpass, who was preparing to enter nursing school before her arrest.
Charges dismissed for 13-year-old girl accused of murder
The charges against a 13-year-old girl accused of duct taping and killing a man in his home have been dismissed by the Hamilton County District Attorney. The DA stated that the manner in which the man was killed and the home was ransacked made it unlikely that the girl acted alone.
The DA emphasized that a conviction does not always mean justice.
Details of the murder case
The article provides information about a murder case involving a man named Bonner. At the time of the murder, a 13-year-old girl named Angel, who was 5 feet tall and 80 pounds, was present. Angel denies any knowledge of the murder and claims to have never met Bonner or been in his home.
Another man named Mallory Vaughn was also arrested for the murder based on the testimony of his cousin, who later changed his story and claimed to have learned about the case from a detective accused of misconduct. The charges against Vaughn were dropped due to a lack of evidence.
Trial of Mallory Vaughn and Angel Bumpass
Mallory Vaughn and Angel Bumpass, who claimed to not know each other, were tried together in a court case. The prosecution argued that Angel's fingerprints on the duct tape indicated her presence at the time of the crime, while the defense countered by pointing out that nine other fingerprints were also found on the duct tape and that Angel had an alibi of being in school on the day of the crime.
Verdict and ongoing investigation
In a recent trial, a person named Angel was found guilty of a crime that she allegedly committed when she was 13 years old. She has been sentenced to life in prison. On the other hand, another person named Vaughn, who would have been 26 at the time of the murder, was found not guilty.
The District Attorney, Wamp, stated that despite these verdicts, law enforcement will continue their search for the actual murderer.