19-year-old woman killed in Morristown Saturday night, Sheriff’s Office has suspect in custody

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(HCSO: Christian Cruz – mugshot)

MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (WATE) – A 19-year-old woman was killed on Saturday night in Morristown; Hamblen County Sheriff’s Office is investigating, and has a suspect in custody.

According to Hamblen County Sheriff’s Office, officers arrived to the 2900 block of Boatman Mountain Rd. around 10:30 p.m. on a reported stabbing.

They found Beatris Hernandez deceased in bed next to a man with self-inflicted cuts on both of his arms, in what is believed to be an attempt on his life.

The 26-year-old, Christian Cruz was taken to UT Medical Center and was treated for his injuries. He was later released from the hospital, and was transported to Hamblen County Sheriff’s Office and charged with Second Degree Murder.

Cruz admitted to killing Hernandez in a statement given to detectives.

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