Medical Examiner: Sumner Co. victims died from blunt force injuries

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SUMNER COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN)  – The State medical examiner has released the cause of death for the seven victims killed in the Sumner County slayings. 

State Medical examiner Dr. Feng Li told News 2 that all seven victims died from multiple blunt force injuries and some of the victims also had sharp force injuries. 

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The victims found at 1177 Charles Brown Road were identified as:

  • David Carl Cummins, 51, father of suspect
  • Clara Jane Cummins, 44, mother of suspect
  • Charles Hosale,45, uncle of suspect
  • Rachel Dawn McGlothlin-Pee, 43, relationship to suspect is unknown
  • Sapphire McGlothlin-Pee, 12, daughter of Rachel 
  • Marsha Elizabeth Nuckols, 64, mother of Rachel

One victim found at 1555 Luby Brown Road:

  • Shirley D. Fehrle, 67, relationship unclear

An 8th victim who survived is described as a relative of the suspect and remains hospitalized. 

The TBI identified Michael Cummins, 25, as the suspect in the killings. He was wounded by a police officer during the capture and remains in the hospital. Cummins has not been formally charged yet. 

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