Couple Appears in Court in Murder of Oak Ridge Woman Found Dismembered in Home

Officials with the Oak Ridge Police Department reveal more details in a homicide after two suspects arrested face first-degree murder charges in connection to the incident.

According to our TV News Partner, WVLT Oak Ridge police have identified 52-year-old Sean Finnegan and his girlfriend, 22-year-old Rebecca Dishman as suspects in the death of 36 year-old Jennifer Paxton.

Police responded to a home on the 300 block of East Fairview Road last August for reports of a possible homicide. Investigators say Dishman and Finnegan reportedly lured Paxton into the home with the promise of giving her a place to stay. Once she entered the home, officials said she was held against her will, physically attacked with a baseball bat and tortured.

In addition to murder charges Dishman and Finnegan are both facing aggravated rape, aggravated kidnapping, abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence charges.

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