DA: Woman killed man at Father's Day celebration

Woman convicted in 2018 murder / Source: Knox Co. DA

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Knox County District Attorney announced a woman was convicted in connection to the death of a man who was killed on Father's Day in 2018.

Rickeena Hamilton, 39, was convicted of second degree murder and tampering with evidence in connection to the death of Chaz Cox that occurred on June 17, 2018.

Attorneys said that on that day Cox and his parents were at Bullfeathers in Farragut celebrating Father's Day playing pool. "At one point during the evening, [Cox] and Hamilton got into a fist fight." Officials said that Cox walked away from the pool tables, but Hamilton pulled a knife from her pocket and stabbed Cox in the neck. The release from the DA's office said she was "laughing as she left the bar."

Investigators recovered the knife, which they said had been thrown in a dumpster.

“This family lost their son on Father’s Day,” said DA Charme Allen. “Although we can never make their family whole again, we hope that the verdict provides them some solace and protects the community."

The release said Hamilton's bond has been revoked and she was ordered into custody. Her sentencing is set for September 12.

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