Police: Argument over food stamps led to 2012 murder - WKRN News 2

Police: Argument over food stamps led to 2012 murder

Michael Tusie Michael Tusie

An argument over food stamps is believed to have resulted in the death of a man in Murfreesboro in the spring of 2012.

Police arrested Michael Tusie over the weekend for the March 9, 2012 murder of Ellis Smith.

Smith, 46, was found dead in the basement of a vacant house on Southeast Broad Street.

Tusie was interviewed over the weekend and provided specific information that confirmed he was responsible for Smith's murder.

Investigators believe the homicide was the result of an argument over an EBT card sale, police department spokesperson Kyle Evans said in a release.

Tusie was charged with second degree murder and booked into the Rutherford County jail.

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