Crystal Shinpaugh Dalton, 50, Ira Earl Shinpaugh Jr, 60, Teresa Shinpaugh, 61, and Randy Lee Shinpaugh, 58, all of Knoxville, have been charged in the death of Brenda Sue Crutchfield.
They are listed as her caregivers in a court presentment. Crutchfield died on May 13, 2020.
All four have been charged with first-degree murder, aggravated neglect and evidence tampering. Dalton is also charged with financial exploitation valued at $60,000 or more.
The alleged financial exploitation began as early as July 2017, according to the presentment.
Stacie Mae Romines, 53, Dalton, Ira Shinpaugh, and Teresa Shinpaugh also face a charge of evidence tampering.
Bond was set at $275,000 for Ira Earl Shinpaugh, Teresa Shinpaugh and Randy Lee Shinpaugh. Dalton’s bond was set at $300,000. Romines’ bond was set at $25,000.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been updated.