Accused murderer Marcus Wade says that he feels that prosecutors failed to prove their case against him in the double murder case that he is facing. Wade is accused of murdering Ricky Elliott and Tim Gill in October of 2010 at a motel on North Jackson Street in Tullahoma. Wade also said that he felt that the charges against him are part of a vendetta that originated with the Winchester Police Chief and the FBI agent assigned to the area. He said that he felt he would be found innocent. These statements came after two federal inmates testified that Wade told them while they were in custody details about the murders of the two men. FBI Agent Richard Poff testified that Wade admitted to him and two other officers while they were transporting him to federal custody that he committed the murders. Also former allies of Wade, who are currently serving prison time, told of statements that he made to them about the murders. A representative from the state medical examiner’s office testified that Gill and Elliott each died from a gunshot wound to the head.
The trial continues today in Manchester.