Sole survivor of Sumner County killings released from hospital


WESTMORELAND, Tenn. (WKRN) — The lone survivor in a series of murders in Sumner County last month has been released from the hospital, investigators say.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation reports the woman who was being treated for critical injuries at Tristar Skyline Medical Center was released Wednesday.

Relatives identified her as Mary Hosale, the grandmother of suspected mass murderer, Michael Cummins, and told News 2 that “she’s doing great.”

The TBI responded April 27 to a home on Charles Brown Road where they located four deceased individuals, along with Hosale, who had suffered critical injuries.

She was transported to Skyline with critical injuries, investigators said.

Another body was found a short time later, about a mile away, at a residence on Luby Brown Road and an additional two bodies were discovered April 28 at the scene on Charles Brown Road, bringing the total number of deaths to seven.

The victims included Cummins’ parents and the 12-year-old daughter of his uncle’s girlfriend.

Cummins, who had been shot by law enforcement the night of his arrest, was released May 10 from Tristar Skyline Medical Center and charged with eight counts of murder in connection with the killings.

Court documents revealed the eighth murder charge stemmed from the death of Jim Dunn, found decapitated April 17 outside of a burned residence on Ransom Mandrell Road.

Cummins appeared in court earlier this week for the first time since being charged.

During that hearing, the case against Cummins was bound over to a grand jury.

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