Memphis Daily News Chandler Reports Nashville Ledger
» Subscribe Today!
The Power of Information
Home
The Ledger - EST. 1978 - Nashville Edition
X
Skip Navigation LinksHome > Article
VOL. 43 | NO. 32 | Friday, August 9, 2019

US prosecutor seeks death penalty for deputy killing suspect

Print | Front Page | Email this story

NASHVILLE (AP) — A federal prosecutor is seeking the death penalty against a man charged with killing a Tennessee sheriff's deputy and burning his body and patrol car last year.

A news release Thursday from U.S. Attorney Don Cochran says a federal grand jury indicted Steven Joshua Wiggins on Wednesday in the death of 32-year-old Dickson County Sgt. Daniel Baker last May.

The release says Attorney General William Barr granted authority to seek the death penalty for Wiggins.

Wiggins and Erika Castro-Miles have pleaded not guilty to state murder charges in Baker's death. A state prosecutor has said he's seeking the death penalty against both.

Court documents allege Castro-Miles was in the car when Wiggins shot Baker and that Wiggins dragged Baker's body into his cruiser, drove it away and set it ablaze.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter & RSS:
Sign-Up For Our FREE email edition
Get the news first with our free weekly email
Name
Email  
TNLedger.com Knoxville Editon
RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 0 0 0
MORTGAGES 0 0 0
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 0 0 0
BANKRUPTCIES 0 0 0
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 0 0
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 0 0
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 0 0