Man charged in shooting death of Monroe Co. woman

(WBIR-Madisonville) A man is facing first degree murder charges after a woman was murdered in Monroe County over the weekend.

Authorities said James Ray Parker of Vonore shot and killed Kathy Bookout, 57, at her Madisionville home Sunday. In a press release, the Monroe County Sheriff's Office wrote that Parker admitted to killing Bookout while making a statement to detectives.

Parker allegedly traveled from his home in Vonore to Bookout's home on New Highway 68 where he reportedly shot her with a rifle.

Parker is in custody at the Monroe County Jail. Bond has not been set.


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