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Family Grieves Plea Bargain in Middle Tennessee Rape, Murder Case of Young Mother

by Dennis Ferrier, Fox 17 News

A Middle Tennessee family is furious with the judicial system after two men are allowed to plead to lower charges for the rape and murder of Fairview's Carolyn Pope.

The Pope family feels at a complete loss. Not only did their loved one's killers get reduced sentences, they say they were told to rewrite their victim's impact statements and then were not allowed to read them in court.

Carolyn Pope's body was found in a ditch in remote Hickman County wrapped in plastic and covered in sticks two weeks after her disappearance back in October of 2019. She was only 29.

The young mother's autopsy rev...


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