Bredesen authorizes $50,000 reward - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Bredesen authorizes $50,000 reward

Governor Phil Bredesen has authorized a $50,000 state reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone responsible for the slayings of four adults and two children on Lester Street in Memphis, his office announced Thursday evening.

It is the highest state reward offered during Bredesen's five years as governor. It is believed to be the highest or among the highest ever authorized by the state in a murder investigation.

The governor offered the state reward in response to requests made by Dist. Atty. Gen. Bill Gibbons and County Mayor A C Wharton.

"These were heinous acts and those responsible need to be brought to justice," Bredesen said. "I'm offering this reward to assist local officials in their efforts to solve these terrible crimes. I hope this reward will help spark leads in the investigation and bring resolution to the case as quickly as possible."

The reward is authorized "to the person or persons providing information leading to the apprehension, arrest and conviction of any person responsible for the apparent murder of four adults and two children, and the apparent attempted murders of three children," according to the governor's press statement and a letter to Gibbons. The victims were found by the Memphis Police Department Monday night.


-Information courtesy The Commercial Appeal.

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