JACKSBORO, TN. (WLAF)- Four people facing murder charges in an alleged overdose death appeared in court yesterday. Helena Sue Wilson, Latasha Denise Wilson, Christy Marie Wilson and Claude Edward Collins, Jr. were in criminal court where they plead not guilty in the death of Rosezetta Wilson Morris.

Wilson was found dead in her home in January of this year. LaFollette Police and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation launched a joint investigation at the time.

Authorities concluded Wilson died of an overdose caused by fentanyl toxicity.  The investigation led to the Wilsons and Collins arrest and subsequently being charged with a variety of felonies. Helena Sue Wilson, LaFollette was charged with one count of second degree murder, one count of sell of schedule II controlled substance (Fentanyl ) and one count of delivery of a schedule II controlled substance (Fentanyl ); Latasha Denise Wilson, LaFollette one count of facilitation to second degree murder; Christy Marie Wilson, Caryville, one count of second degree murder and one count of delivery of a schedule II controlled substance (Fentanyl ) and Claude Edward Collins, Jr., LaFollette,  one count of second degree murder and one count of delivery of a schedule II controlled substance (Fentanyl ).

Agents determined that Helena Wilson, Latasha Wilson, Christy Wilson, and Collins were involved in distributing the drugs that caused Morris’s death. 

The group will appear in court again in Feb. 2024

 (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 10/3/2023-6AM)