Cocke County Woman Charged First Degree Murder

A Cocke County woman is facing murder charges after a shooting Thursday. Police were called to Padgetmill Road in Cosby around 4:30 a.m. As they were responding officers heard shots and took cover.

They could see a woman inside the residence waving a gun. Officials were able to gain entry and say Martha Styles surrendered. Another woman, Adena Parton, was dead in a chair.

So far the officials say the motive is unclear, but they suspect drugs may be involved. Officials say Styles confessed and is charged with First-Degree Murder. She’s being held on a $200,000 bond.

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