UPDATE: A jury found a man charged in a 2017 stabbing guilty of first-degree murder Friday.

Tyrone Elderich Murphy, 58, was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of 30-year-old Ashley Cates.

Cates was found suffering from several cuts and stab wounds inside a home in the 1500 block of Bailey Avenue last June.

An investigation led to Murphy's arrest. He was also charged with tampering with evidence. 


PREVIOUS STORY: The Chattanooga Police Department is investigating a stabbing on the 1500 block of Bailey Ave. 

Officials say a call came in around 8:53 p.m. on Sunday, reporting a deceased person at the scene.

When officials arrived on scene, a victim was found inside the residence with several lacerations and stab wounds. 

The victim has been identified as 30-year-old Ashley Cates.

Further investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 57-year-old Tyrone Murphy.

Murphy was transported to and booked into the Hamilton County Jail, where he was charged with Criminal Homicide and Tampering with Evidence.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call the Chattanooga Police Department at 423-698-2525.