TBI Charges State Prison Inmate with Murder

A months-long investigation ends in a murder charge for a state prison inmate in Northeast Tennessee.

Forty-eight year old Gregory Barner has been charged with first degree murder in the death of fellow inmate 70-year-old Robert Henry Hicks Jr. back in January; Barner was served the indictment on Thursday, May 25 at the Northeast Correctional Facility.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation reports Hicks’ death was the result of a stabbing inside the Northeast Correctional Facility in Johnson County. During their investigation, special agents found that Barner was the one who stabbed Hicks.

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