UPDATE: Church Hill man indicted for January murder of wife


A grand jury in Hawkins County has indicted a Church Hill man for the January murder of his wife.

Bryan Lawson, 34, is charged with first-degree murder and reckless endangerment following the Jan. 27 incident where police said the couple's toddler was just inches away when the fatal shots were fired that killed Beth Lawson, 40 inside their home at Church Hill Village Apartments.

Lawson's attorney said during a preliminary hearing in Sessions Court in April that his client was acting in self-defense during the shooting that investigators said was caught on in-home video surveillance cameras.

He next appearance in Criminal Court in Rogersville is scheduled for Aug. 31, according to court records.

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