Tennessee To Seek Death Penalty Against Couple In Woman’s Torture, Rape And Murder


OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (WVLT) – Sean Finnegan and Rebecca Dishman, the couple accused of murder, rape and exploitation of a child, were formally indicted for murder by an Anderson County Grand Jury on June 1. The grand jury also returned an indictment for the rape and exploitation of a child.

They were charged with first-degree murder, aggravated rape, aggravated kidnapping, abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence, according to District Attorney General Dave Clark.

Clark announced on Monday that he has filed a notice that he will be seeking the death penalty for the pair.

“Once a Notice of Intent to Seek Sentence of Death has been filed in a case, special procedures are initiated in the court case,” said Clark. “Among those is the appointment of a death penalty qualified attorney for each defendant and the right to a second attorney.”

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