Tennessee attorney accused of rape shoots himself when confronted by police
According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, a Tennessee man recently added to the Most Wanted list has died.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, a Tennessee man recently added to the Most Wanted list has died.
Davide Whelan, a Murfreesboro attorney, who was indicted on rape charges, was located by authorities in Mobile, Alabama on Thursday.
When approached by officers, Whelan pulled a weapon and shot himself, according to TBI. Whelan was later pronounced dead.
TBI agents began an investigation on February 19 into allegations that Whelan tried to get a client to provide a sexual activity to him in lieu of payment.
TBI says during the investigation, they learned information that Whelan forced or coerced female clients into sex as a way to pay their attorney fees.
Whelan failed to appear in court earlier this week on charges of Aggravated Rape and Statutory Rape by an Authority Figure.
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