Man charged in shooting death of his own cousin, in court today - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Man charged in shooting death of his own cousin, in court today

Daniel Farrow, man charged in the death of his cousin Daniel Farrow, man charged in the death of his cousin
James Jones Jr., teen who was shot to death James Jones Jr., teen who was shot to death

(WMC-TV) - Monday, a man accused of killing his own cousin and trying to cover it up, will have to go before a judge.

Authorities say Daniel Farrow killed his 18-year-old cousin, James Jones Jr.,

They say he then dumped the body in Tipton County, where it was found last Wednesday.

And in just a few hours, Farrow will be arraigned at the Criminal Justice Complex. During this arraignment, a judge will read aloud his charges to the courtroom. Also, the judge could set Farrow's bond.

According to investigators, Farrow committed several crimes while trying to cover up his cousin's death.

As of right now, he is charged with first degree murder, tampering with evidence, abuse of a corpse, and theft of property.

TBI investigators say Farrow shot Jones in the head, before dumping the body in a field and abandoning Jones' car.

According to investigators, Farrow then got rid of the gun by tossing it in a field near his home.

We're told Jones and Farrow grew up together as distant cousins by marriage; the young men were also neighbors.

We are still waiting for TBI investigators to say what they think was Farrow's motive for the murder.

Stay tuned to Action News 5 for the latest on what happens today in court.

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