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Daughter Arrested in Meigs County Murder

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Jennifer Womac Jennifer Womac
James Louis Landers James Louis Landers

Updated: Saturday 11:10 a.m.

The daughter of a Meigs County businessman who was found shot to death on his back porch has been arrested and charged with first degree murder in her father's death.

Police tell us Jennifer Womac, 36, was arrested on a warrant for first degree murder Friday after she had attended the funeral, graveside services and family memorial service for her father Grady Nichols, Jr.

According to police, the warrant alleges Womac planned Nichols' murder with James L. Landers, who was also arrested Friday. The warrant also alleges Womac drove Lander to her father's residence, dropped him off and then left to return later after he father had been shot to death by Landers. Womac then left the scene to pick Landers up at another location and return him to Athens.

Both Landers and Womac are currently incarcerated at the Meigs County Jail under $500,000 bond each.

Friday:

MEIGS COUNTY (WRCB) -- A 45 year old  McMinn County man has been arrested and charged with the weekend murder of a Meigs County businessman.

 James Louis Landers of 610 Greenwood Drive, Apt. 33 in Athens, TN was charged with First Degree Murder of Grady Nichols, Jr., 66, 482 Brickle Road, Decatur, TN. Officers with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and Meigs County Sheriff's Department believe Landers is the triggerman behind the Nichols murder on September 19. He was found shot to death on the front porch of his home.

Landers is currently held at the Meigs County jail on $500,000.

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