Indictment issued in 1975 Marcia Trimble murder - WKRN News 2

Indictment issued in 1975 Marcia Trimble murder

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A Davidson County grand jury has indicted Jerome Barrett for the February 25, 1975 murder of nine-year-old Marcia Trimble.

Trimble was found dead in a garage near her home a month after she was reported missing from her Green Hills home.

Tests later concluded Trimble was sexually assaulted and strangled.

On Tuesday, the grand jury were present the charges of first degree murder and felony murder in a sealed indictment.

Barrett is currently in jail awaiting trial for the February 2, 1975 murder of Vanderbilt University student Sarah Des Prez.

In 1976, Barrett was convicted for the February 17, 1975 rape of a Belmont student and was released in 2002.

Friday, Virginia Trimble, Marcia's mother, released the following statement:

"It sounds as if this could be the next chapter in the life and death of Marcia Trimble. My family and I are grateful to this wonderful community for hearts opening to us, prayers continuing to be prayed, and for friends and strangers who have stood with us believing that one day we would all know the truth of Marcia's death. I praise God for the never yielding investigating work of the Metro Police Department as they, now joined with the District Attorney's Office, may finally bring justice for Marcia and solve her murder that has haunted us all for 33 years."

The indictment reads as follows:

Count 1 (first degree murder)
THE GRAND JURORS of Davidson County, Tennessee, duly impaneled and sworn, upon their oath, present that: JEROME SIDNEY BARRETT on or about the 25th day of February, 1975, in Davidson County, Tennessee and before the finding of this indictment, unlawfully, willfully, deliberately, maliciously and with premeditation did kill Marcia Virginia Trimble, in violation of Tennessee Code Annotated 39-2402, and against the peace and dignity of the State of Tennessee.

Count 2 (felony murder)
THE GRAND JURORS of Davidson County, Tennessee, duly impaneled and sworn, upon their oath, present that: JEROME SIDNEY BARRETT on or about the 25th day of February, 1975, in Davidson County, Tennessee and before the finding of this indictment, unlawfully, willfully, deliberately, and maliciously did kill Marcia Virginia Trimble during the perpetration of a larceny, in violation of Tennessee Code Annotated 39-2402, and against the peace and dignity of the State of Tennessee.

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