UPDATE: Bluff City man indicted for August murder of roommate

Murder in Bluff City

The Bluff City man police said lured his roommate outside to kill him after the victim gave his girlfriend methamphetamine has been indicted by a Sullivan County grand jury.

Jeffery Phillips, 33, will now face trial for the August murder of Timothy France, 28. The two men shared a mobile home at 4573 Bluff City Highway and the victim was found behind the dwelling with multiple wounds caused by blunt force trauma.

Police told News 5 that Phillips may have used a sink pedestal and garden hoe during the crime.


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