...Investigators said [Nashville Police Officer] Deon Cartmell has told different stories about what happened that night, saying he told them he was in the kitchen when he heard a shot and then he was in a closet when he heard it...
- [TN] Good-bye to Shari Cartmell, wife of Nashville Police Officer Deon Cartmell - ...At first, police ruled her death a suicide as the gunshot wound appeared to be self-inflicted but as of Wednesday morning, the death was no longer classified and the investigation remains open...
[TN] Nashville Police arrested their own Officer Deon Cartmell and the grieving family of his murdered wife Shari are thankful - Nashville Police Officer Deon Cartmell has been decommissioned and charged with 1st degree murder in the killing of his beautiful wife Shari Bethel (Cartmell).
HEARING FOR DECOMMISSIONED OFFICER CHARGED IN WIFE'S DEATH
Jun 11, 2010
[Excerpt]...Police believe Cartmell shot Shari and then attempted to make it look like a suicide... [Full article here]
NASHVILLE POLICE OFFICER ARRAIGNED IN WIFE'S DEATH
June 12, 2010
[Excerpts] Decommissioned Metro police officer Deon Cartmell was arraigned Friday on murder charges in the death of his wife... Cartmell, 23, told police that his wife, Shari, 24, shot herself in the head on March 16 while the two were sitting on the living room couch in their East Nashville home. Investigators said his account of his wife's death did not match the evidence... [Full article here]
MAKESHIFT GUN RANGE SEEN IN OFFICER'S HOME
Deon Cartmell Charged With Killing Wife
June 11, 2010...Witnesses testified the crime scene was manipulated after Shari's death and spoke about a makeshift gun range inside the Cartmells' home, where it appeared rounds had been fired in the room. Investigators said Deon Cartmell has told different stories about what happened that night, saying he told them he was in the kitchen when he heard a shot and then he was in a closet when he heard it... "I don't like to be by myself a lot, so I keep my friends around," [Deon Cartmell] said... [Full article here]