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Whitney Gray Nashville Double Murderess Can Get Parole

Whitney Gray had a bad heroin habit. I told you about it back in June of 2016. She and her boyfriend, Brandon Griswold, had amassed a $650 - $700 tab with their drug dealers/roommates at Howe Garden Apartments at 1921 Greenwood Ave. on Nashville's east side, Preston Claybrooks and Alexandria Grubbs. When they realized they had no way to pay it they decided to kill them.

Around 10 a.m. the next morning, they crept into the couples room as they slept. Whitney was armed with a hammer, Brandon had a music stand. They beat the couple until their skulls crashed in and then Brandon finished the job by slitting both of their throats. The murderous, heroin-spiked couple shoved the dead roommates in a closet, piled towels and a foam mattress on top of them, and promptly forgot about them.

Whitney went to work a few hours later. She and Brandon decided they needed to vacate the premises when the bodies began to smell. They were the leaseholders on the apartment so when Preston Claybrook's mother came to find him but only found an apartment with the stench of death, she called the cops. It didn't take long to find Whitney and Brandon. They had moved under a bridge with a homeless man.

They first plead not guilty but caved rather quickly as the heroin wore off. The state sought a LWOP sentence. The couple had separate trials in 2017 and both took a plea to get a chance at parole after 51 years.

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