Central High Graduate Stabbed To Death In Atlanta

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Funeral services are Monday for a 2000 Central High School graduate who was stabbed to death in Atlanta just before Christmas.

Services will be at Taylor Funeral Home for Shawn Washington, 24.

His girlfriend, Adrienne Emily Hickson, 24, of Aiken, S.C., has been charged with his murder.

He was stabbed Dec. 21 in his Duluth apartment. A friend of the victim told the Atlanta Journal Constitution that she and her boyfriend were sitting outside in a car when it happened. Monique Doss of Lawrenceville said Mr. Washington had gone to tell the girlfriend she needed to gather her things and leave.

Ms. Doss said he returned after about 10 minutes, bleeding and with a blank look on his face. He said the girlfriend had stabbed him and he kept saying, "I'm gone, I'm gone," as they drove to the hospital, she told the newspaper.

The Journal Constitution said Ms. Hickman, who is a law student at Howard University in Washington, D.C., found out her boyfriend had died when she went to visit him in the hospital on Christmas Day. She was arrested that day.

The couple had begun dating when they were both students at Tennessee State University. A brother of the victim told the newspaper they had a stormy relationship.

Shawn Washington drove a bread truck for the Flowers Baking Company in Lilburn.

He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church, where he served on the Usher Board.

His late grandfather was Woodroe Washington.

Survivors include his mother, Karien Sewell; father, Isaac (Patricia) Washington; sisters, Chiara Beck, Chekilla Miller; brother, Isaac T. Washington; grandparents, Florence Sewell and Eddie Mae Washington; aunts, Bettye Moss, Gwendolyn (Melvin) Ruffin, Darlene (Sylvester) Ware, Elizabeth Ray, Henrietta Hines, Maryann Washington, Annie Lee Washington; and uncles, Chestley Sewell, Gregory Sewell, Dale Sewell, Monroe Washington, Johnnie Washington, Charles Stevens and Henry Stevens.

Funeral services will be at noon in the chapel with Pastor Steve Underwood officiating. Burial will be at Forest Hills Cemetery.

Visitation is Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m.


Warrants Taken For Girl, 16, After Woman Stabbed Twice During Altercation On Woodside Street

Warrants have been taken for the arrest of a 16-year-old girl after Heidi Swafford, 19, was stabbed twice in an altercation outside a house on Woodside Street on Tuesday afternoon. Warrants were issued against the juvenile for attempted second-degree murder and aggravated assault. The Chattanooga Police Department was notified by a local hospital that a female had arrived ... (click for more)

TDOT Road Worker Killed While Flagging Traffic

A Tennessee Department of Transportation worker was fatally injured Wednesday along State Route 54 near US 412 in Crockett County. James “Pee Wee” Hopkins, an operations technician, was flagging traffic around a maintenance crew when he was struck by an oncoming vehicle. No other TDOT workers were injured. The crash is under investigation. Mr. Hopkins, 63, had been with ... (click for more)

Judge Steelman Was Unfairly Criticized In Handling Of School Bus Driver Rape Case - And Response

We are blessed to have freedom of speech in our society, but I am always amazed at the number of folks who voice such strong antagonistic opinions about things without any apparent first-hand knowledge.   As any who wish to criticize the system should know, people get arrested and charged for criminal offenses every day.  The ultimate charge and penalty which results ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Our Horses Vs. DesJarlais

It is well-known that shortly after the despicable “Big Lick” faction of the Tennessee Walking Horse industry put on a very-pointed fundraiser for the equally repugnant Congressman Scott DesJarlais (R-Jasper) two years ago, the misguided doctor has repeatedly tried to bully and strong-arm the U.S. Department of Agriculture on the behalf of the vermin who sadistically torture the ... (click for more)

Williams Hired To Lead Restart Of Owls Boys' Basketball

Jay Williams has been hired as Ooltewah’s head boys’ basketball coach, a program rocked by a rape scandal last December that eventually led Hamilton County School officials to disband the varsity team and cancel more than half its schedule. Williams, who has strong ties to Ooltewah High School, previously coached at LaFayette School and Northwest Whitfield high schools in Northwest ... (click for more)

TSSAA Sets Future Division I, Division II Classifications

The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association’s Board of Control has released the minutes from Wednesday’s meeting in Hermitage pertaining to football classification period for the 2017-18 and run through 2020-2021 1.  Roll Call 2.  Division I and Division II Classification The Board of Control voted the following for the classification period that ... (click for more)