Murder Charges Bound To The Grand Jury Against Satterfield In Girlfriend's Death

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
- photo by Hollie Webb

Criminal homicide charges against Taylor Satterfield were bound over to a grand jury by General Sessions Court Judge Lila Statom on Tuesday morning after a detective said he gave several versions of the death of his girlfriend.

Satterfield, represented by public defender Brian Pearce, is charged with the shooting death of  20-year-old Keiara Patterson.

Detective Adam Puglise testified that during the defendant's initial conversations with police, he gave multiple versions of what happened.

He was questioned first by prosecutor Neal Pinkston.

In one version, Satterfield told police he found the victim deceased in the kitchen. Another time, he said the victim had attacked him with knives and that he shot her in self defense. In yet another, he said he had put the gun to his head and she had tried to wrestle it away from him, getting shot in the struggle.

However, Detective Puglise pointed out that the victim was of "very small stature," saying she was "barely 100 pounds."

Judge Statom told the defendant at the start of the hearing, "You have the right to be completely silent today. If you start commenting, I will allow the district attorney to cross-examine you."

After the testimony of Detective Puglise, Judge Statom said, "Based on the testimony of Detective Puglise, I am going to find that there is probable cause for homicide...I set the bond at $300,000 and I do not see any reason to reduce that."

She also said, "Domestic violence is not a 'big misunderstanding', it is never a 'big misunderstanding.' There are two kids today that will grow up without their mother and presumably without their father because of domestic violence."

 

 


Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: BAGGETT, EMILY MICHELLE 14431 DAYTON PIKE SALE CREEK, 37373 22 Hamilton County PROMOTING MANUFACTURING METHAMPHETAMINE PROMOTING MANUFACTURING METHAMPHETAMINE BUTLER, NATASHA COLLEEN 816 ROANOKE AVENUE CHATTANOOGA, 37404 30 Chattanooga VANDALISM/MALICIOUS MISCHIEF CAMPBELL, CHRISTOPHER ... (click for more)

Appeals Court Rules Against WWTA In Lawsuit Brought By Apartment Complex Over $8 Monthly Charges To Units

The Tennessee Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of an apartment complex that sued the Hamilton County Water and Wastewater Authority (WWTA) over an $8 monthly charge per apartment unit for preparing private service laterals. The court overturned a granting of summary judgment in favor of WWTA by former Judge Jackie Bolton. The appeals court said American Heritage Apartments, ... (click for more)

It's Time To Insure Tennessee - And Response

Tennessee has a problem.  What is the value of saving the lives of 1,000 Tennesseans each year? That is exactly what can be expected if 176,000 Tennesseans gain health insurance through Insure Tennessee. A New England Journal of Medicine study showed that expansion of Medicaid was associated with a 6% reduction in yearly mortality for people in the 34-65 age group. Statistically, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: What About The Ashes?

I attended my fifth funeral in the month of January the other day and, while I wish a lot of my friends would hang around a little longer, I was amused by the conversation in the pew before the service began. The question was “ … then what do you do with the ashes?” More and more people are being cremated and asking their loved ones to scatter their ashes -- more properly called ... (click for more)

Baylor, Father Ryan Advance to D-II Wrestling Finals

FRANKLIN - Two old rivals meet for the TSSAA D-II state duals title Saturday night as defending state champion Baylor (24-1) take on Father Ryan (22-3) at 8 p.m. EST here at the Williamson County Ag & Expo Center. All three division championships will be held at the same time - D-II, D-I A-AA and D-I AAA. Baylor’s lone dual loss is to Archer (Ga.) and Ryan’s losses ... (click for more)

Cleveland Slips By Walker Valley In Battle Of Top District Teams

The Cleveland Blue Raiders defeated Walker Valley 49-41 Friday night at Cleveland Middle School in a battle between two Bradley County high schools to stay in a tight race at the top of the District 5-AAA standings.   The Blue Raiders jumped out to a quick 7-0 lead over the Mustangs and stayed slightly ahead for the rest of the game. Cleveland fended off a strong ... (click for more)