Husband indicted for wife’s 2003 disappearance, murder

Courtesy: Robertson County Sheriff's Office
Courtesy: Robertson County Sheriff's Office

SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man was taken into custody Friday morning after he was indicted earlier this week for the 2003 disappearance and murder of his wife.

According to a release, Teresa Peden found out that her husband Clinton allegedly raped a 16-year-old girl.

Courtesy: Robertson County Sheriff's Office
Courtesy: Robertson County Sheriff’s Office

During the investigation, detectives learned Teresa planned to turn Clinton in to authorities for that crime, which was the motive for her murder.

Last month Clinton was indicted for the rape as detectives continued the murder investigation.

Evidence for the murder charge was ultimately presented to the Robertson County grand jury earlier this month which returned a true bill.

Clinton is charged with first degree murder and conspiracy to commit first degree murder.

He remains jailed on a $500,000 bond at the Robertson County jail.

Teresa’s body was found in July 2006, nearly three years after she disappeared.

Authorities said she had been stabbed to death.

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