Search warrant sheds light on slain attorney's wife - WKRN News 2

Search warrant sheds light on slain attorney's wife

As the investigation into the death of Nashville lawyer James Cannon continues, more is being learned about his wife, Kelley Cannon, and where she was the night her husband was murdered.

Kelley Cannon told detectives she was at her husband's Bowling Avenue home sometime between 10 p.m. and Midnight the night before his was found strangled to death in an upstairs closet of his home.

According to a search warrant obtained by News 2, "Mrs. Cannon told detectives that when she got to the 710 Bowling Avenue residence the back door was slightly open and the lights were on in some of the downstairs rooms."

That warrant went on to say, "Mrs. Cannon stated she woke her children and took them to her residence."

Since then, investigators have collected Kelley Cannon's DNA with a swab of her saliva and sent it to the TBI crime lab.

Police also collected unidentified blood samples from the Bowling Avenue home and what investigators describe in the search warrant as items "possibly used during the crime."

At the apartment where Kelley Cannon was staying after she and her husband separated, police seized clothes and an empty carton of Virginia Slims cigarettes.

On the morning James Cannon's body was found, the couple's three children, aged nine, seven and 18-months, were found with Kelley Cannon, although a court order prohibited her from having contact with them.

She was arrested last week on three counts of criminal contempt for violating an order of protection.

She appeared in a Nashville courtroom on the charges Tuesday.  Afterwards, she told a group of reporters, "I'm devastated by all this."

Police have not named any suspects in James Cannon's death.

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