GREENE COUNTY, TN (WJHL) – A Greene County grandmother has been found guilty of the 2016 killing of a 21-year-old pregnant woman and her unborn fetus.
Vonda Star Smith was found guilty of first-degree murder of the woman and second-degree murder of the fetus.
Prosecutors say Jessie Morrison died from blunt force trauma and she was pregnant at the time of her death, leading to a second murder charge against Smith.
On August 12, 2016, Morrison’s body was discovered on the side of the road near Jud Neal Loop in Afton.
Smith is reportedly the grandmother of one of Morrison’s two living children.
Smith faces life in prison. Her sentencing is set for June 25 at 10:00 a.m.