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'Kinky sex' homicide case sent to grand jury

May 19th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

According to the Knoxville News Sentinel  a defense attorney argued Monthat that Misty Dawn Wilmeth's death during "kinky sex" was a tragic accident and doesn't rate a reckless-homicide charge.

But the judge disagreed. Evidence against Lonnie Lee White may merit a tougher indictment, Roane County General Sessions Judge Jeff Wicks said.

Some of the facts troubled him, Wicks said as he sent the case to the grand jury after Monday's preliminary hearing.

There were Wilmeth's blackened eyes, he said, and testimony that White had dragged her nude body into his back yard after her death March 10.

The Rockwood woman would have been 29 years old the next day.

White, 46, a registered sex offender, is accused of killing the woman as they had what police say White described as "kinky sex."

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