Knoxville woman charged with husband’s murder

Tammy Talford
Tammy Talford (Courtesy: WATE)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – A Knoxville woman is charged with her husband’s murder after a shooting Saturday morning.

Tammy Talford
Talford was taken into custody for her husband’s murder after questioning. (Courtesy: WATE)

Knoxville police were called just before 8 a.m. Saturday to a house on White Oak Lane. They found Lawrence “Leon” Talford, 52, shot in the chest.

He died at the hospital within an hour, police said.

Officers led his wife, 56-year-old Tammy Talford, to a police cruiser and took her to police headquarters. She was charged with one count of second degree murder after investigators collected evidence at the house and interviewed her.

Tammy Talford is being held on a $100,000 bond.

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