From Post staff reports
A Mt. Juliet man was found guilty Wednesday, Sept. 28in the murder of his wife that occurred June 30, 2009.Troy Lynn Fox was convicted by a jury in the death of his wife, Shelley Allen Fox, who was 47. He could receive a sentence of life in prison with the possibility of parole.
In an article in the July 3, 2009 edition of The Wilson Post, Wilson County Sheriff Terry Ashe said authorities responded to a call that came from 911 that said Mrs. Fox had fallen down a flight of stairs at the home at 105 Dogwood Hills Court, Mt. Juliet.
When investigators and medical personnel with Wilson County Emergency Management Agency arrived at the home, they found that Mrs. Fox was deceased.
Ashe told The Post that investigators found some inconsistencies in statements and inconsistencies with injuries to Mrs. Fox that led them to send her body to the medical examiners office for an autopsy.
The medical examiner determined that Mrs. Fox died of blunt force trauma and that her injuries could not have occurred during a fall.
Investigators then interviewed Mr. Fox which led to him being charged with first degree murder.
The couple had two children, one 5 and the other only 2 weeks old, at the time of Mrs. Foxs death.
The Foxes were reportedly in the midst of a divorce, and Ashe said in the July 3 article that the couple had domestic issues previously with deputies called to the home in 2007 on a complaint.
During the trial, prosecutors referred to a blog from Mr. Fox to show premeditation on his part.
I will show no mercy to the one that seeks to harm my children, he wrote, adding, Dont take me too seriously, Im just venting.
However, Mrs. Fox, in a letter to her attorney who was handling her divorce, she wrote It would be easier for him if I was out of the picture totally. It is really creepy to me that he is demanding I buy a $250,000 life insurance policy.
Attorneys representing Mr. Fox in the trial said his wifes death was due to a fall.