MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – A Tennessee woman has been ordered held on $1 million bond after being charged with first-degree murder and robbery in the death of a cab driver.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says 19-year-old Tanuja L. Rivers of Arlington, Tenn., is charged with killing 43-year-old Zewdneh Assemu of Bartlett, who was found beaten and stabbed to death by the Fayette County Sheriff's Office in a field near Highway 196 North on Dec. 6.
TBI spokeswoman Illana Tate says a motive and the exact circumstances surrounding Assemu's death are still being sorted out.
Officers arrested Rivers on Thursday evening.
Jail records did not list an attorney for Rivers.
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