The Toll

Tracking Chattanooga's Homicides


Zachary Higdon

Date: 10/4/11

Gender: Male

Age: 30

Race: White

Time: Unknown

Suspect(s): Jessica Tene Sterchi, 28

Status: Suspect sentenced

What happened:

Zachary Higdon, 30, is shot in the back in his trailer in the Whispering Pines Mobile Home park at 900 Airport Road. Investigators arrest Jessica Tene Sterchi in 2014 after she told police that her boyfriend's brother shot Higdon during a robbery she participated in. She pleaded guilty and received an eight-year sentence in 2017. The brothers were not charged.

Read more:

Single gunshot killed Zachary Higdon on Airport Road in Chattanooga
Obit: Zachary Higdon
30-year-old woman confesses to killing man in his trailer
Woman confesses in man's death - and more Chattanooga area police news
Woman's statement opens slaying case; sends her to jail
Trial date set for woman accused of murder in fatal 2011 robbery
Woman accepts eight years in prison for fatal 2011 robbery

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