The Latest: Police: Hatchet-death suspect admitted killing

NASHVILLE, Tennessee. – The Latest on the suspect in a Tennessee axe to kill (all times are local):

5: p.m.

The police in Tennessee say that a suspect has admitted to the killing of his former boss with an axe this week.

Nashville police say Domenic Micheli gave a detailed statement to detectives Wednesday about the killing of 46-year-old Joel Paavola early Monday in Paavola the Nashville area fitness center.

Micheli is being held without bond in Warren County, Kentucky, awaiting extradition. A criminal homicide arrest warrant will be served upon his return to Nashville.

The police says in Micheli, the Toyota Prius were found, a hatchet, a large knife and blood.

They say Micheli had a large gash on his left leg and was treated at the hospital before he was taken to the prison.


11:50 am

Kentucky State Police say a driver’s tip led to an arrest in a Tennessee hatchet killing of this week.

Lt. Jeremy Smith of the Bowling Green post says a concerned motorist called the police Tuesday evening about a silver car on Interstate 65 near the Tennessee border.

He says the driver had seen in the news reports on the car and the 36-year-old suspect Domenic Micheli.

Smith says that the Police, when stopped the car and arrested Micheli, without incident. Now he is in the Warren County Jail, charged with a fugitive awaiting extradition to Tennessee.

Nashville police say Micheli attacked his ex-boss, a 46-year-old Joel Paavola, with an axe, and other bladed instrument as Paavola led a workout in the fitness center. The police says Paavola had dismissed Micheli of the gym 14 months ago.

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