Kelley Cannon - Nashville



There is a new drama unfolding in my backyard.
She even shares my name.

Kelley Cannon in Nashville is accused of strangling her husband, James Cannon, a well-known Nashville attorney.

Ive been following this story closely and have linked the reports below.

In a nutshell, James Cannon was found by a housekeeper strangled and stuffed in a closet of his home in an influential Nashville suburb in late June. After his death Kelley is quoted in local papers giving a litany of rotten things her husband has said and done to her.

“drinking had become so terrible, he couldn't even get up to go to work before 12 or 1.”
When asked if she had any idea of who would've had motive to murder Jim, she provided a one-sentence answer: “Jim had a mantra, and his mantra was, 'If you want a friend, get a dog.' ”

We were a good family, except for his drinking.... So he was taking my pills [for my back injury], he was smoking pot and he was drinking—sneaking around me, drinking.”

“I stopped looking into whether or not he was having affairs because it wouldn’t matter to me anymore. I just didn’t care. I just wanted to be a mother and wife—that’s it.”


His friends and family however, say that she was the bad guy in the marriage.

They were divorcing and living separately at the time. He had custody of the couples three children. There was also a restraining order on her. Kelley had been arrested before James death for ramming his vehicle. She was trying to gain custody.

Police af´Čüdavits from the last few years of the Cannon marriage say she pushed Jim around, threatened him with a knife and led police on a short, high-speed chase after snatching her toddler away from her husband. She says that just isnt true.

She says she went by the house they had shared on the night he died. Doors were open and furniture thrown about. She called for her husband and there was no answer. He went to the childrens rooms and found them asleep so she gathered them up and took them to her apartment but never did see her husband. The housekeeper found him and the police went to Kelleys house to question her.

She was arrested for taking the children and violating a court order and the children were given to James uncle where they remain.

She was arrested for his murder and is awaiting trial on charges of first degree murder.


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