03-20-2014, 01:05 PM #1
TN - Courtney Cash, 23, murdered at her Baxter home, 19 March 2014
COOKEVILLE, TN (WSMV) -
A brutal murder at a home in Putnam County may have started as a fight between friends.
Police found the body of a woman stuffed inside a large wooden box in her home on the 8000 block of Rice Road Wednesday morning.Say what you mean, mean what you say, but don't say it mean.
We are all just trying to make sense of an unimaginable crime.
03-20-2014, 01:20 PM #2
This is the link to our local newspaper, for more news, as it becomes available.
I'm really heartsick over this as this is right down the street from where my daughter's family lives and my daughter is the same age as this young woman.
There is more to the story already from locals here, but as we all know, that I can't post until the MSM get's it.
Wayne Gary Masciarella, name appears doing one search showing mugshots and even arrest records in Nashville, but as of now, I cannot say it's the same person.
The young man who, try to protect Courtney, ran with the child ( believed) to be the young man's child, ran with her to protect the child. He has a stab wound to the chest. ( All of this is not in the article yet. )
More will come and please forgive me if I don't know how to do this right LOL Thanks!
03-20-2014, 01:23 PM #3
Here is a link to News Channel Five doing a live report from our county on the story-
Please keep all the family and friends in your prayers at this time .. Thank you so very much.
03-20-2014, 01:55 PM #4
I just found them all, and until the "Official" release from the Sheriff's department, I will refrain to post any photo's of them.
They are a beautiful family...
03-20-2014, 01:59 PM #5
Very sad Lyric. Thanks for keeping us in the loop. Of course there is more to the story and I appreciate you being so protective and realize it comes from a good place. Prayers for all of their loved ones. Thank god the child is safe~ Frigga
03-20-2014, 02:13 PM #6
Tommy Cash speaks for the Family
"We ask for your prayers for the Cash family at this time. Courtney and her boyfriend are beloved members of my family and like you we have a lot of questions and emotions that we are beginning to sort through today. We ask for you to respect our privacy and appreciate all the support that the public and media has always offered my family, as we handle the loss of my grand-daughter, pray for the father of my great-grand child and journey through the search for justice on this violent act. We are completely heartbroken. It is a time like this that we are grateful for our faith and trusting the loving guidance of God."
The is still only one murder charge as of now.
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03-20-2014, 02:23 PM #7
Update: More Information Now
Around 10:40 a.m. Wednesday, a 911 call about a possible stabbing in progress was received from a cell phone.
Data from cell towers gave law enforcement an address that turned out to be incorrect. While deputies were clearing that location to make sure everything was okay there, another 911 call about the same incident was received and law enforcement responded to a duplex at 8129 Rice Road, Putnam County Sheriff David Andrews said.
Once inside the home, a white female, later identified as Courtney Jean Cash, 23, was found to be deceased inside a white chest-type box. Deputies cleared the home and withdrew, waiting for a search warrant so they could further investigate the scene.
Meanwhile, a male victim identified as Austin Johnson and said to be the boyfriend of the female victim, had left the scene and went to the White County hospital. He was transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center where he was listed in critical condition.
Because of the male victim’s condition, White County law enforcement was called to the hospital and through initial interviews with that victim, Masciarella was identified as a suspect. Putnam County deputies began looking for Masciarella and found him at a home in Cookeville within a few minutes.
According to a warrant for Masciarella, investigators claim he “stabbed the (female) victim with a kitchen knife and did not attempt to get the female professional medical assistance.”
After the female died, Masciarella “attempted to clean the crime scene and hide the body to avoid detection,” the warrant states.
Family confirmed that Cash and Austin had a young daughter together. Andrews said it is believed the child could have been at the home when the incident occurred but is now safe.
Read more: Herald Citizen - Man charged in stabbing death
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03-20-2014, 02:26 PM #8
The Putnam County Sheriff's Office said Courtney Cash was killed at the home on Rice Road. Her boyfriend, Austin Johnson, was also stabbed multiple times. He was able to get out of the home with the couple's young daughter and drive himself to a hospital in White County. The girl was not hurt.
03-20-2014, 04:21 PM #9
03-20-2014, 04:56 PM #10
Is the boyfriend a victim or the attacker!?
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03-20-2014, 05:21 PM #11
03-20-2014, 05:24 PM #12
Seems a third male party is the perp, we don't know anything else ATM, one charge for murder so far.
There could be an attempted murder charge coming next, I am assuming. MOO
03-20-2014, 05:24 PM #13
Sheriff David Andrews, in the news conference, said Masciarella has been in county jail at least 27 times...I have found that he has also been arrested in Nashville, and in East Tennessee.
I'm including the link to the news conference that is about a 13 min video...
Sheriff Andrews did say that he thinks it has to do with drugs or indirectly.
He has said a lot more then I thought he would.
"We live in a drug-driven society. This is a senseless, tragic death of a young lady whose life was probably taken as a direct or indirect result of drugs," Sheriff Andrews said in a media briefing Thursday afternoon.
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03-20-2014, 05:56 PM #14
Who was the suspect to the couple? How did they know him? He sounds awful.Just my opinion, of course.
03-20-2014, 06:03 PM #15Registered User
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In jail at least 27 times?!
You'd think at some point he would be put away for a long time in prison. Something's terribly wrong with the justice system here.
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