NASHVILLE, Tennessee. – Officials say the seven people killed in two homes in rural Tennessee are recorded with the parents of the defendant and other family members.
Law enforcement officials arrested 25-year-old Michael Cummins on Saturday, about a mile (1.6 km) away from one of the Sumner County crime. Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director David Rausch called the scene “gruesome” and “horrific.”
On Monday, TBI identified those killed as David Carl Cummins and Clara Jane Cummings, the suspect of the parents; Charles Edward Hosale, his uncle; Rachel Dawn McGlothlin-Pee, whose relationship with him is not clear; Rachel’s 12-year-old daughter, Sapphire McGlothlin-Pee; and Rachel’s mother, Marsha Elizabeth Nuckols. Another victim is found, Shirley B. Fehrle, was found in a separate home and has no known relationship to Cummins.
An eighth victim, a family member, remained in hospital in critical condition.