Loudon woman convicted of husband's 2009 murder

LOUDON (WATE) - A Loudon County jury convicted a woman Tuesday of her husband's murder after a day-long trial.

Kristin Marian Myers (source: Loudon County Sheriff's Office)Kristin Marian Myers, 37, was found guilty of first degree murder for shooting Larry Myers, 44, on December 22, 2009. It happened outside their home on Huffland Drive in Loudon.

Earlier that night, the couple went to Calhoun's in Turkey Creek, drank 16 beers between them and came back home, according to a press release from District Attorney General Russell Johnson's office.

Kristin Myers left her husband at home to go driving. The pair exchanged accusations in text messages and she came home as her husband was putting his belongings in the trunk.

As they argued, Kristin Myers shot her husband once in the back with a handgun while she sat in her car.

A passerby found Larry Myers dead in the driveway. Law enforcement found Kristin Myers later at a Lenoir City hotel.

She was sentenced to life with the possibility of parole. The DA's office says she'll have to serve at least 51 years of that sentence.

Loudon Co. woman sentenced to time in jail for 2009 shooting

wbir.com-A Loudon County woman will likely spend the rest of her life behind bars for the shooting death of her husband. 

A jury found 37-year-old Kristin Myers guilty on Tuesday and sentenced her to life in prison with the possibility of parole. In Tennessee, that means she will have to serve at least 51 years.

Myers shot and killed her husband Larry Myers on December 22nd, 2009 outside their home on Huffland Drive in Loudon

According to the District Attorney General's office, the shooting happened after the two sent harsh text messages to each other and Larry Myers had began to pack his belongings in his car. 

The two had been drinking earlier that night.

Loudon woman guilty of killing husband

By News Sentinel staff
LOUDON A Loudon County woman has been convicted of first-degree murder in the death of her husband and sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole.

A three-man, nine-woman Loudon County jury found Kristin Myers, 37, guilty of the charge for fatally shooting her 44-year-old husband, Larry Myers, on Dec. 22, 2009.

According to District Attorney General Russell Johnson, Myers' attorney, Lindsey Lander, claimed her client shot her husband in self-defense.

Jurors deliberated for 40 minutes before handing down their verdict to the contrary, according to Johnson.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney General Frank Harvey.

According to Loudon County authorities, the couple were having difficulties. On the evening of his death, Larry Myers was in the process of moving out of his house on Huffland Drive in the city of Loudon.

Trial testimony showed his wife shot him in the back as he loaded the trunk of his car with his clothes and other belongings, according to Johnson.

His body was discovered by a passerby the next morning in the front yard of the home, Johnson said.

Authorities began searching for Kristin Myers immediately and found her a few hours later at the EconoLodge in Lenoir City, according to Johnson.

Following the verdict, Criminal Court Judge E. Eugene Eblen sentenced Myers to life in prison with the possibility of parole. She will have to serve at least 51 years behind bars.