Trial Begins for Fayetteville Man Accused of Wife’s Murder

Charles McKinney (Photo: Lincoln County Sheriff's Office)

FAYETTEVILLE, Tenn. (WHNT) – The trial began Tuesday for the Fayetteville man charged with killing his wife back in 2012.

Charles McKinney is charged with the shooting death of Courtney McKinney.

The jury was seated Tuesday morning and opening remarks began that afternoon in a Lincoln County, Tenn. courthouse.

Courtney McKinney was shot to death inside the couple’s apartment in May 2012. Investigators say it followed some sort of domestic disturbance.

Neighbors say after shots rang out, Charles McKinney came out of the apartment holding a gun to his own head while carrying the couple’s toddler.

The district attorney says the trial is scheduled through Friday.

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