Murder trial

Hughes Jr.

Jonathan Hughes Jr. was convicted of murder in connection with shootings in Charlotte in 2016 that left two men dead and another seriously wounded.

A jury last Wednesday found Hughes guilty of one count of first-degree murder. He was sentenced to life in prison by Dickson County Circuit Court Judge Larry Wallace, the court clerk’s office said.

The jury also found Hughes guilty of three counts of conspiracy to commit murder and a criminal-neglect homicide charge that was changed from a first-degree murder charge, the office said. Sentencing on those convictions is set for May 2020.

Hughes was found not guilty of one attempted-murder charge.

Hughes was a co-defendant along with Kurtis Primm and Isiah Primm in a case involving the Charlotte double homicide in April 2016. Quintin Tidwell and Marcedez Bell died from multiple gunshot wounds in connection with a drug deal, the Dickson Post reported then.

Montae Springer was also shot multiple times but survived.

Isiah Primm was found guilty of murder earlier this year and is serving a life sentence. Kurtis Primm pleaded guilty in 2018 to attempted first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder.

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