Stearns Found Guilty of Murder


By WSIL Manager

MARION -- A Williamson County woman has been found guilty of murdering her father.

A jury returned the verdict against Cindy Stearns Wednesday afternoon.

Stearns, 54, was charged in the 2011 shooting death of her father, Charles James.

Two others, Kate Bodie and Josh Dallacosta, were also charged in the crime.

Dallacosta is serving a 45-year prison. Bodie pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 50 years in prison. On Monday, Bodie testified that Stearns approached her about the plot because Stearns was concerned James would replace her in his will.

Sentencing for Cindy Stearns is set for July 18.


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