Backer charged with murder
The Murray Police Department says the Tennessee man arrested Tuesday on a charge of tampering with physical evidence in the death of a Murray man was charged Wednesday with murder.
The man, Jonathan Backer of Puryear, Tennessee, was arrested Tuesday by the Henry County, Tennessee, Sheriff's Department on the evidence tampering charge. The charge related to the death of 61-year-old Wallace Key, whose body was found at Live Oak Apartments in Murray Monday evening.
Wednesday the police department got a warrant charging Backer with murder in Key's death. Police say the extradition process to get Backer to Murray is ongoing.