The man convicted of the Valentines 2013 murder of his wife Carla at their Murfreesboro home has been sentenced to life in prison. Jacob Pearman was sentenced for the first-degree murder on Monday. He’ll also face an additional five-years for aggravated assault and three years for child abuse of Carla’s then, 7 year-old son. The 32-year old Pearman was convicted of choking his wife, Carla, to death back in January. Pearman himself did not testify during the trial. His defense attorneys argued he was troubled, depressed and mentally ill.
Carla Pearman was the former Carla Dillard of Manchester and was a 2002 graduate of Coffee County High School.