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Cookeville Man Charged With Second Degree Murder

/ The Upper Cumberland's News Leader
Cookeville Man Charged With Second Degree Murder

A suspect in the murder of 15-year-old Olivia Daryl Taylor is now being charged with Second Degree Murder.

63-year-old Charles “Chuck” Carter Jr. was originally charged with Aggravated Statutory Rape. Putnam Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Austen Pevehouse:

“Carter admitted to delivering and providing illegal narcotics to Taylor,” Pevehouse said. “We are still waiting for the official tox screen to come back to know what exactly which narcotics it was, we don’t have that information currently. But he did admit to giving her stuff and it did lead to her death.”

Pevehouse said Carter is now also charged with one count of Abuse of a Corpse.

Pevehouse said Carter originally became a suspect when the investigation noted Carter was the last one in contact with Taylor. Pevehouse said Carter is currently being held in the Putnam County Jail on no bond.

Carter’s initial court date is set for Wednesday, November 2nd.


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