Almost a decade after the horrific demise of Franklin Bonner, a brand new detective assigned to the chilly case retested the fingerprints that got here off the duct tape used to restrain the Chattanooga resident on the afternoon of Jan. 16, 2009.
Two of the prints matched Bumpass, who, based on a change.org petition demanding a retrial for the aspiring nurse, was an eighth grade honor pupil on the time of the crime. Prosecutors claimed she and her alleged confederate, Mallory Vaughn (who’s 13 years her senior), focused Bonner realizing he had cash and marijuana.
However regardless of testimony from federal inmate Nicholas Cheatom alleging that Vaughn confessed to the homicide, he was discovered not responsible whereas Bumpass acquired a life sentence plus eight years for the killing.
“[Vaughn] advised me he tousled,” Cheatom shared on the stand. “[He said] he duct-taped somebody up like a mummy and it went improper.”
In keeping with stories, Bumpass gained’t be eligible for parole till 2070, however her supporters are decided to see justice correctly served.