Murder trial set to start
Dec 17, 2015 at 5:21 PM
The jury trial for a Lebanon man accused of killing one man and injuring two others is set to begin Monday.
Timothy B. Anderson, 40, of Lebanon, is accused in the 2012 stabbing death of Lonnie Leftrick, 52.
Anderson is also accused of stabbing and critically injuring Shane Leftrick, 29, and Kim Leftrick, 33.
According to Lebanon police Chief Scott Bowen, officers responded at about 9 p.m. on June 13, 2012, to 738 Meadowlane Drive after receiving a report of a stabbing.
Upon arrival, officers found the three victims, and Lonnie Leftrick was dead at the scene.
According to Bowen, Lonnie Leftrick was Anderson’s wife’s uncle.
"Apparently, the suspect live[d] next door to members of his wife's family, and this is something that's been going on for a while,” Bowen told The Democrat shortly after the incident.
He added that alcohol might have played a role in the tragedy.
"It was a family squabble and there looks like there was some drinking going on and it just exploded," Bowen said.
Anderson is charged with one count of second-degree murder, one count of voluntary manslaughter, two counts of attempted second-degree murder and two counts of aggravated assault.
The trial is expected to begin at 8:30 a.m. in Wilson County Court with Judge David Durham presiding.