Investigators charge woman with Whitwell pawn shop murder and fire

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WHITWELL, Tennessee (WDEF) – A Marion County grand jury has indicted 51-year old Angela Denise Kilgore on charges of murder and arson.

In May of 2016, firefighters were called to put out a blaze at the Valley Pawn Brokers on Highway 28 in Whitwell.

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They discovered the body of the owner, 72 year old Jerry Don Ridge, inside.

TBI investigators say Kilgore robbed the pawn shop, killed the owner and then set fire to the building to cover up the crime.

She remains in the Marion County Jail.