2 Bodies Discovered By Authorities Inside A Country Legend’s Home

The late, great Jean Shepard was a female country music pioneer, with 73 singles on the charts in her long and illustrious career. Just months after she passed away, tragedy has struck the singer's family leaving her husband injured and her teen granddaughter dead.

Police in Tennessee were called to the family home at 3 a.m. after a report of a disturbance. They found Benny Birchfield, Shepard's husband, wounded on the front lawn. He had multiple stab wounds, according to reports.

Inside the house, police found Icie Hawkins, Shepherd's 18-year-old granddaughter, had been stabbed to death. Her boyfriend, 21-year-old Travis Sanders, was also dead from a gunshot wound.

Police report they're not looking for suspects and believe the situation to have been contained at the house. At this point, they're not releasing any further information.

Velvet Sloan, Hawkins' mother, said her daughter broke up with Sanders after she caught him stealing money from her. She says she and Birchfield walked in on the couple arguing, and that Sanders stabbed Birchfield, then Hawkins.

Birchfield returned with his gun and shot Sanders dead.

Birchfield, 79, was rushed into surgery but is expected to recover from his injuries.

Source: Inside Edition
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