Trial date set for man accused of killing mother in Carter County


ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (WJHL) — A trial date has been set for a man accused of killing his mother.

Jury selection will begin March 1 in the trial of John Christopher Ralph. The trial is scheduled to begin the next day.

Ralph is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Edith Ralph, who was found dead in her home on Reynolds Road in Elizabethton.

He was arrested at a Georgia airport as he was trying to flee the country, according to police.

Ralph is being held a $1 million bond.

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