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Three Persons Under Indictment in 2011 North Nashville Murder Case


April 26, 2013


Nearly two years after John Henry Johnson was fatally wounded in the Cumberland View public housing development, three persons are now under indictment in the case.            

Investigation by Cold Case Unit Detective Steven Jolley led to first-degree murder and especially aggravated robbery charges against Johnnie Frank Newsom, 23, Diondra Holland, 27, and Yarmaine Greenlee, 20.  Greenlee, the victim’s one time girlfriend and the last of three defendants to be arrested, was picked up in Knoxville last night and returned to Nashville today.
Johnson, 19, was shot at 2:20 a.m. on June 9, 2011, in the 2400 block of 24th Avenue North.  The suspects are alleged to have lured Johnson to the area for the purpose of robbery.  Officers actually heard the gunfire and responded quickly, finding Johnson in a breezeway being assisted by residents.  He died shortly after arriving at the hospital.
Newsom’s bond is set at $500,000.  Bond for Holland and Greenlee is set at $250,000 each.


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