Woman charged with mom's murder

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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has arrested and charged a Cannon County woman in connection to the murder of her mother.

 In cooperation with the Millersville Police Department, and with the assistance of the Cannon County Sheriff’s Department, TBI special agents began investigating the death of Valerie Jean McFadden on June 23, the same day the body of the 61-year-old Readyville woman was discovered along a rural road in Millersville.

Millersville is located northwest of Cannon County along Interstate 65 at the corner of Robertson and Sumner Counties. The community’s population was 5,308 at the 2000 census.

Her body was discovered by Millersville Fire Chief Thomas King in a ditch on rural Woody Lane on July 30.
During the course of the investigation, special agents developed information leading to the arrest Wednesday (July 2) of McFadden’s daughter, 40-year-old April Stowe.

Authorities believe the crime occurred on our around June 23 at a residence shared by the mother and daughter at 223 Paschal Road in Readyville, after which Stowe disposed of McFadden’s body.

At this time, the specific circumstances of the crime and its motive remain under investigation.

 Stowe was arrested by TBI agents and charged with one count of first degree murder. At the time of this release, she was being held in the Cannon County Jail on $1 million bond.

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