Friendsville man sentenced in killing, burning of corpse

Friendsville man sentenced in killing, burning of corpse

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Jeffrey Lee Jenkins (source: Blount County Sheriff's Office) Jeffrey Lee Jenkins (source: Blount County Sheriff's Office)

MARYVILLE (AP) - A Blount County man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison on his guilty plea to fatally stabbing a neighbor and burning his body.

The Daily Times reported 39-year-old Jeffrey Lee Jenkins entered guilty pleas Tuesday to second-degree murder and abuse of a corpse. The plea bargain came in the April 2008 killing of Jerry Lee Click.

Jenkins and Click lived in Friendsville.

Jenkins will be credited with the four years he spent in jail since his arrest.

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