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Goodwin to serve life sentence for 2001 murder of 15 month old


August 12, 2021


By Mike Christen

Columbia Daily Herald

Christopher Lee Goodwin will serve a life sentence for the murder of 15 month old Jeffry Kelton Skaggs, who died more then 20 years ago under Goodwin's care.

A Maury County court jury found Goodwin, a Columbia resident, guilty of first-degree murder in an attempt to perpetuate aggravated child neglect.

The case, which was heard last week before Circuit Court Judge Stella Hargrove, came to an end Friday, July 23, 2021 with the guilty verdict.

Goodwin, 49, was indicted on murder charges in 2019 in the death of Skaggs that was initially determined to be...

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