A former Scott County woman has been charged with second-degree murder in Knox County.
Authorities say Janice Cox, 67, shot and killed her husband after an argument between them on January 25. Shortly after 7 p.m. officers responded to a 911 call from Cox reporting the shooting. Upon arriving at the couple’s residence in North Knoxville, authorities say they found Terry Cox, 55, deceased with an apparent gunshot wound. According to an arrest warrant filed by Knox County Detective Keith McFarland, Cox admitted to shooting her husband.
The Sherriff’s office was unable to deny or confirm domestic violence as a factor in this tragedy, however, Public Relations officer Martha Dooley did confirm Ms. Cox had some physical issues.
Cox and close family were unable to comment, however, close friend Jackie Ray Moore utilized Facebook on January 27 to share her thoughts referencing over a decade of 911 calls involving domestic violence and even charges that were ultimately dismissed by Ms. Cox.
The investigation is currently ongoing, but Cox is out on bond.