Greeneville police charge husband with murder in wife’s death

GREENEVILLE, TN (WJHL) – Greeneville police have now charged a husband with the murder of his wife.

On February 29, police were called to a home on Oak Hills Parkway in Greeneville. They found Bruce Bratcher and his wife Kelly with gunshot wounds.  Kelly was pronounced dead at the scene, but Bratcher was taken to the hospital to be treated for critical injuries.

At the time, investigators believed Bratcher shot his wife, then shot himself.

Thursday, police charged Bratcher with second-degree murder for the killing of his wife.  He is scheduled to appear in Greene County Sessions Court on March 18 at 8:30 a.m.  Bratcher’s bond has been set to $200,000.


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