Paris Man Charged with Murder

Paris, TN – A Paris man has been charged with murder in the death of 66-year-old Fred French. 28-year-old Jefferson Freeman was arrested Monday morning shortly after officers found French's body in his home. An autopsy has determined he was strangulated. Several items were missing from his home, including a pickup truck and title, a cell phone, wallet and ring. Police tell the Paris Post Intelligencer all but the cell phone and wallet were found in Freeman's possession. No motive has yet been determined as the investigation continues.