Pearman Murder Trial Begins

Carla (Dillard) Pearman

Carla (Dillard) Pearman

It was an emotional start to the Jacob Pearman murder trial in Murfreesboro Tuesday, Pearman broke down in tears two separate times.
WKRN reports that, during opening statements, which began around 9 a.m., Pearman was seen crying and being consoled by his lawyer as the district attorney addressed the jury saying, “He strangled the life out of her (Carla Pearman).”
Pearman was also visibly upset as his previous confession was read aloud in court.
Pearman is accused of killing his wife inside their Rutherford County home on Valentine’s Day 2013.
Carla was a 2002 graduate of Coffee County High School.
Despite a confession to police, Pearman has pleaded not guilty to the three charges against him including, first degree murder, aggravated assault and child abuse of Carla’s son.