JACKSBORO, TN. (WLAF)- Steve Zecchini will go to prison for the April 2021 murder of Brenda Gail Booth. He was previously indicted for second degree murder in her death. On Monday, he pleaded guilty to reckless homicide and possession of firearm by a convicted felon.

Zecchini will serve 30 percent of the 15 years and was given a jail credit of nearly 19 months, according to court records.

Campbell County Sheriff’s Officers along with Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agents investigated the crime that occurred in the 200 block of Brick Plant Lane in Newcomb. When authorities responded to the call they found Booth dead inside a camper, according to police.

The investigation led authorities to charge Zecchini in Booth’s death. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 12/22/2022-6AM)

2 Replies to “Zecchini sentenced in reckless homicide”

  1. I don’t know the whole story, but anytime a life is lost it is tragic and families are forever changed. The sentencing for taking someone’s life should be longer than 4.5 years if the defendant gets at the 30% served. I see people getting more time in jail for a thimble full of certain drugs than being held responsible for taking another person’s life. Sometimes the cost of going to trial is worth it and unless the family of the deceased agreed to showing mercy with a plea bargain, then you should not let people off with such a small time behind bars. Just my opinion.

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