Suspect Arrested In Killing Of Nurse Stabbed Randomly In Bedroom

Police believe they know why he did it. 

By Jaime Lutz

Tennessee police have arrested a man on charges that he stabbed a nurse to death in her bedroom in the midst of an apparently random burglary late February.

Chrisopher McLawhorn, 24, was charged with the criminal homicide of Tiffany Ferguson and aggravated burglary yesterday, reported WHNT, a local news station.

McLawhorn had been a person of interest in the case before he was charged in the murder, and was first arrested Sunday on a marijuana charge, NBC News reported.

"We believe he was trying apartment doors looking for easy access, and that this particular apartment door was open to him," Nashville police spokesman Don Aaron said to NBC. "So we think he was there committing burglaries and during the course of the burglary of Ms. Ferguson's apartment he committed a murder."

As he stabbed Ferguson, who was only 23, her screams woke up her roommate, and he then fled, police said.

“She had a heart for people and wanted to help those who were less fortunate,” Ferguson’s twin sister Ali Staggs said at the time of her death. “She was constantly giving to others. She was a daughter, sister, and friend. To know her was to love her.”

[Image: Facebook/Nashville Police]

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