Tennessee grandmother accused of murdering pregnant woman

Courtesy: TBI

GREENE COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Tennessee woman is accused of murdering the mother of her grandchild last August.

The body of 21-year-old Jessie Morrison, who was pregnant at the time of her death, was found along Jud Neal Loop in Afton, Tennessee, which is located in Greene County.

Authorities identified Vonda Star Smith as a suspect during a joint investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Greene County Sheriff’s Office.

News 2’s sister station WJHL says court documents say Morrison died of blunt force injuries.

A grand jury indicted Smith with two counts of first-degree murder. The TBI said she is the grandmother of one of Morrison’s children.

She was arrested and booked into the Greene County jail on an $800,000 bond.