A La Vergne man charged with the murder of 22-year-old Murad Abulola will be in a Rutherford County courtroom on Monday for an arraignment.
Wendill “Matthew” Ford, 19, is charged with first degree murder for killing Abuloa at his home on Mable Drive on June 27.
Abuloa, who was known by his friends as “Rod,” was found by a neighbor in the front yard.
A motive for the murder has not been released.
Ford also faces charges of tampering with evidence and unlawful possession of a weapon.