A man who served time for one murder and got another one dismissed entered a guilty plea on a Federal Court case on Tuesday afternoon.
Lemario Branham was charged with being a felon in possession of a handgun. He appeared before Federal Magistrate Court Judge Bill Carter.
His sentencing is set for Nov. 21.
Branham was arrested on the latest murder charge last Sept. 10. Authorities said two days later, while he was at the county jail, he called his girlfriend and instructed her to go to the living room closet and "get the thing wrapped up in the brown rug and get rid of it as soon as possible."
Agents said the call was recorded at the jail.
Chattanooga Police responded to the girlfriend's residence and she admitted throwing a gun away. A loaded gun was found in the trash can.
According to lab reports, Branham's DNA was on the gun.
Authorities said Branham has been convicted of several felonies, including manslaughter, robbery and attempted kidnapping.
In the most recent slaying, Chattanooga Police earlier said a witness reported seeing the 24-year-old Branham with blood on his face and shirt following the murder of Kenyeta Tramble, who was shot and killed in September at East Lake Courts.
Ms. Tramble was shot in the face and killed on her back porch at 2213 E 25th Street Court.
Witnesses said they saw two black males approach Ms. Tramble's apartment. At least one of the men was described as being of average height and a muscular build.
Witnesses told of seeing the two men get into a disorder with someone in the doorway of Ms. Tramble's apartment. They then heard a gunshot and saw Ms. Tramble fall to the ground.
Branham earlier served time on an eight-year sentence for a 2007 murder.