DA seeks life without parole for accused Knoxville greenway murderer

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Knox County District Attorney General Charme Allen is seeking a sentence of life without the possibility of parole for the man accused of stabbing a woman to death along a Knox County greenway,

Timothy Ison, 25, is accused of murdering Stefany Fairbanks, 42. Ison was arrested on May 3 by Knoxville police as he was trying to leave the Third Creek Greenway where the body of Fairbanks was found with multiple stab wounds. Police say the two had no prior contact. Ison made headlines just over 10 years earlier for a home invasion, stabbing and fire in the Holston Hills neighborhood of Knoxville.

Allen filed a motion Friday seeking an enhanced sentence against Ison because he was previously convicted of other felonies, the murder was “especially heinous, atrocious or cruel, in that it involved torture or serious physical abuse beyond that necessary to produce death.” and that the killing was random.Previous coverage:

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