Death penalty a possibility for couple charged in child's death - WRCBtv.com | Chattanooga News, Weather & Sports

Death penalty a possibility for couple charged in child's death

Posted: Updated:
RHEA COUNTY, TN -

Residents in Rhea County are calling for the ultimate punishment for a couple accused of child abuse.

Jessica Robbins and Bradley Adcox are charged in the death of Robbins' 5-year-old-son, Landon.  Both are facing first-degree felony murder and aggravated child abuse charges. 

Landon was found dead in his Spring City home in August.

Investigators say Robbins admitted the couple forced Landon to drink liquid soap and eat cigarette butts as punishment for not going to sleep.

District Attorney Mike Taylor tells our partners at the Times Free Press, he's received at least a dozen calls for people supporting prosecution for Robbins and Adcox.

Landon's grandfather Jerry Wells is among those calling for the death penalty.

Taylor says it's been at least 20 years since the death penalty has been sought in Rhea County,  but he hasn't ruled it out in this case.

Robbins and Adcox are scheduled to appear in court again on January 3rd.

  • NewsMore>>

  • #FNF3 Scoreboard Week-0, Aug. 22 with FNF Show highlights

    #FNF3 Scoreboard Week-0, Aug. 22 with FNF Show highlights

    Saturday, August 23 2014 1:33 AM EDT2014-08-23 05:33:58 GMT
    Channel 3's Friday Night Football is back in its 30th year! #FNF3More
    Channel 3's Friday Night Football is back in its 30th year! #FNF3More
  • Supt. Smith gets above average report card from School Board

    Supt. Smith gets above average report card from School Board

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:33 PM EDT2014-08-23 03:33:12 GMT
    Rick SmithRick Smith
    For the third straight year, Hamilton County School Board members have given their Superintendent an "above average" report card. According to scores released by Board Chairman Mike Evatt, Smith ranks highly for his choice of attire, his personal ethics, and communicating with his staff and the public. At the lower end of the scale, Board members said Smith needs to improve on keeping them informed of personnel moves, clarifying his goals, and negotiating contract details with teachers. On a ...More
    For the third straight year, Hamilton County School Board members have given their Superintendent an "above average" report card. According to scores released by Board Chairman Mike Evatt, Smith ranks highly for his choice of attire, his personal ethics, and communicating with his staff and the public. At the lower end of the scale, Board members said Smith needs to improve on keeping them informed of personnel moves, clarifying his goals, and negotiating contract details with teachers. On a ...More
  • Person shot on Walker Avenue

    Person shot on Walker Avenue

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:22 PM EDT2014-08-23 03:22:53 GMT
    Chattanooga Police are investigating a shooting on Walker Avenue.More
    Chattanooga Police are investigating a shooting on Walker Avenue.
    More
Powered by WorldNow
Can't find what you're looking for?

WRCB-TV
900 Whitehall Road
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 267-5412

WRCB Jobs EEO | FCC Public Files

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WRCB. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.