Downing murder trial begins
Accused of shooting wife multiple times in Sept. 2009
Oct 22, 2012
Tavia D. Green
CLARKSVILLE, TENN. — Jeremy Menear’s voice was heavy with emotion as he spoke before a jury Monday afternoon about the phone calls he received from his friend Jonathan Downing on Sept. 8, 2009, shortly after Downing shot his wife multiple times.
Menear was the first witness in the trial of Jonathan Clyde Downing, 35, who is charged with first-degree murder of his wife, 25-year-old Sena Marie Downing, who was shot nine to 10 times inside the couples’ 1705 Autumnwood Blvd. home.
Sena was found dead by police in the garage of the couple’s 1705 Autumnwood Blvd. home on Sept. 8, 2009. Following an argument, Downing allegedly shot his wife and fled, according to a previous report. The couple had reported domestic problems prior to the homicide.
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