A Knoxville man will serve an additional 25 years in prison for the murder of his wife, after a sentencing hearing on Thursday.
Tyler Enix was convicted of first-degree murder and especially aggravated robbery in 2017 for stabbing his ex-wife 47 times in front of their 2-year-old daughter in 2015. After the killing, Enix left town with his daughter, triggering an Amber Alert. The two-year-old was found in Ohio and Enix was taken into custody.
The Knox County District Attorney’s Office requested that the court stack the sentence for the aggravated robbery conviction to ensure Enix remains in prison for life, according to assistant district attorney general Sean McDermott.
During initial sentencing, the jury was given the choice between life without the possibility of parole and life with the possibility of parole, but were unable to come to a unanimous decision. Since the jury deadlocked in the case, Enix was originally given an automatic sentence of life with the possibility of parole after 51 years.