He Shot His Girlfriend And Staged It To Look Like A Suicide. Police Quickly Determined It Was A Homicide.

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Source: Curry Funeral Home; Shelby County Sheriff's Office

Oct. 11 2022, Published 8:54 a.m. ET

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A man killed his girlfriend and then staged the scene to look like a suicide — even crafting a suicide note.

Now, he’ll spend years behind bars for homicide.

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Recently, a judge in Tennessee sentenced Jason Chase Riley to 16-and-a-half-years in prison. He was convicted in the killing of 22-year-old Hollie Adcock, according to WREG.

Riley was originally charged with first-degree murder but entered a plea to the lesser charge of reckless homicide.

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On April 9, 2017, Adcock was found with a gunshot wound to the head in her apartment in the 800 block of Thistledown Drive in Shelby County, Tennessee, according to ABC 24. Riley had called police and said Adcock shot herself.


However, investigators said the evidence didn’t match his claims.

The scene appeared to be staged and Riley handled the gun, according to ABC 24. There were also reports that Riley forged a suicide note found at the scene.

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Investigators noted there was evidence that Riley had made numerous voicemails, texts and phone calls threatening his girlfriend if she broke up with him, according to ABC 24.

In 2018, Riley was indicted on various charges, including first-degree murder.

Adcock had graduated from Dyer County High School in Tennessee and Mississippi State University. According to her obituary, Adcock graduated from college in 2015 Summa Cum Laude. She was also a member of Kappa Delta Sorority.

In high school, she served as senior class president and Miss Dyer County High School. She was a member of Newbern First Baptist Church.


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