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Man Confesses To Killing Wife In Cookeville

There are 102 comments on the NewsChannel5.com Nashville story from Oct 21, 2008, titled Man Confesses To Killing Wife In Cookeville. In it, NewsChannel5.com Nashville reports that:

At about 9:05 a.m. on Monday Cookeville officers were dispatched to 890 Walton Trail to investigate a possible missing person.

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Pat - Germany

Celle, Germany

#51 Oct 24, 2008
overton county wrote:
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OK NOW HOLD ON ONE DANG SECOND, YOU ARE PUSHING IT NEW GUY, I WORKED WITH SARA 8-10 HOURS A DAY.....NOW I THINK I KNOW WHAT IM TALKING ABOUT WHEN I TOLD YOU BEFORE THAT SHE WAS A WONDERFUL, BEAUTIFUL, PERSON INSIDE AND OUT......WHY DO YOU SAY SHE PROVOKE HIM ...OK SHE DECIDED TO WAKE UP AND SAY MURDER ME CHAD...I DONT THINK SO...SHE LOVED CHAD, AND HER SON....SHE WAS VERY HAPPY...SHE WOULD NOT HAVE GIVEN ANY OF HER LIFE UP.....IT WAS NOT HER FAULT....CHAD HAD ISSUE FROM WHAT I HEARD, COULDNT DEAL WITH IT , TO ME YOU CANT HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT TO.......SO BEFORE YOU GO SAYING IT WAS HER FAULT ...THINK TWICE YOU DID NOT KNOW HER AND SHES NOT HERE TO DEFEND HERSELF IM A FRIEND AND I WILL DO THAT HONOR.....SO BACK OFF.......
thanks, that is what i was trying to say, and i guess we know each other, i worked very many hours with her also, thanks
agaughf

Burbank, CA

#52 Oct 24, 2008
i knew and worked with sara for around 3 years, she was one of the first people i met when i moved to tennessee.. this news saddened me to an extreme extent.. i send my love to all of her family and friends.. she was very kind and more than sweet. she was one of the most caring people i've had to pleasure to know and she will forever be in my memories.
overton county

Cookeville, TN

#53 Oct 24, 2008
PAT FROM GERMANY, I WAS THE QUALIFIER AT WORK, EMAIL ME....AND LETS KEEP DEFENDING SARA.....
Pat - Germany

Celle, Germany

#54 Oct 24, 2008
sounds great to me, but why can't you tell me your name?? did u have twins
Adam

United States

#55 Oct 24, 2008
new guy wrote:
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You're probably right. I just meant that a lot of the posts here paint Chad Bell as a cold blooded murderer who was lying in waiting to strangle his wife. I just wanted to make the point that they were BOTH arguing and that argument led to the horrible death of this young woman. Of course, her death is wrong. As wrong as can be, but Chad must have had a lot of pent up anger for something to take it out like that on Sara.
I don't really know what you're trying to get at here, but Chad is still alive to defend himself. Sadly, Sara is not. Another thing: I just can't grasp anything that Sara could have done to provoke this. They were aguing....supposedly. I say supposedly because everything that he has said up to this point has been a lie, other than when he told the police his name. My fiance could slap me, kick me in the crotch, spit on me, bite me, or push me, and I KNOW that I would not harm the first hair on her head. I, like many MEN would walk away NO MATTER WHAT. Chad Bell IS a cold blooded murder. Nobody on here has to "paint" him out to be one, he has already told us that he is (BTW, I stand corrected: he told the truth twice). There is absolutely no excuse in the world for what happened, and I can't believe that you are actually trying to make one for him when the victim of this horrible event can't even stand here today and tell her side.
overton county

Cookeville, TN

#56 Oct 24, 2008
Pat - Germany wrote:
sounds great to me, but why can't you tell me your name?? did u have twins
yes,
Pat - Germany

Celle, Germany

#57 Oct 24, 2008
Adam wrote:
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I don't really know what you're trying to get at here, but Chad is still alive to defend himself. Sadly, Sara is not. Another thing: I just can't grasp anything that Sara could have done to provoke this. They were aguing....supposedly. I say supposedly because everything that he has said up to this point has been a lie, other than when he told the police his name. My fiance could slap me, kick me in the crotch, spit on me, bite me, or push me, and I KNOW that I would not harm the first hair on her head. I, like many MEN would walk away NO MATTER WHAT. Chad Bell IS a cold blooded murder. Nobody on here has to "paint" him out to be one, he has already told us that he is (BTW, I stand corrected: he told the truth twice). There is absolutely no excuse in the world for what happened, and I can't believe that you are actually trying to make one for him when the victim of this horrible event can't even stand here today and tell her side.
thanks adam, you are exactly saying what i mean
interested

Lebanon, TN

#58 Oct 24, 2008
overton county wrote:
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OK NOW HOLD ON ONE DANG SECOND, YOU ARE PUSHING IT NEW GUY, I WORKED WITH SARA 8-10 HOURS A DAY.....NOW I THINK I KNOW WHAT IM TALKING ABOUT WHEN I TOLD YOU BEFORE THAT SHE WAS A WONDERFUL, BEAUTIFUL, PERSON INSIDE AND OUT......WHY DO YOU SAY SHE PROVOKE HIM ...OK SHE DECIDED TO WAKE UP AND SAY MURDER ME CHAD...I DONT THINK SO...SHE LOVED CHAD, AND HER SON....SHE WAS VERY HAPPY...SHE WOULD NOT HAVE GIVEN ANY OF HER LIFE UP.....IT WAS NOT HER FAULT....CHAD HAD ISSUE FROM WHAT I HEARD, COULDNT DEAL WITH IT , TO ME YOU CANT HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT TO.......SO BEFORE YOU GO SAYING IT WAS HER FAULT ...THINK TWICE YOU DID NOT KNOW HER AND SHES NOT HERE TO DEFEND HERSELF IM A FRIEND AND I WILL DO THAT HONOR.....SO BACK OFF.......
What were Chad's issues? Gay was mentioned, but I don't believe that. What else could it have been? I believe he loved her with all his heart.
Pat - Germany

Celle, Germany

#59 Oct 24, 2008
yeah, and you kill who you love, is that what you believe in
overton county

Cookeville, TN

#60 Oct 24, 2008
interested wrote:
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What were Chad's issues? Gay was mentioned, but I don't believe that. What else could it have been? I believe he loved her with all his heart.
yeah he loved her with all his heart and she did him the same.i have seen chad, they dated for a very long time, then married and adopted Landon...now sara & chad was very happy trust me you cant hide being hurt (having problems) that well..someone would have known. i dont know if he was gay or not, so forwhatever the reason was and him loving her as much as he did, he should have been truthful about whatever it was...and walked away ..but no he took her life and that was wrong.so everyone that is writing on these comments especially to all the ones who knew sara as a friend or kin relationship. we knew sara and her character...so lets honor her memory and pray for her that this comes to some closure...and that she rest in peace and pray for landon as well...
Jack Almand

Loganville, GA

#61 Oct 24, 2008
I worked with Sara for a few years. She was a sweet, compassionate person. I admittedly didnt know Chad very well. I was at their wedding. They seemed so happy then. She seemed very happy in her marriage. I have moved out of town, but talked to her on the phone from time to time and Landon was all she could talk about. It is really too bad all of this happened. Now I just pray for God to show his mercy on Chad, as his life has been destroyed from this as well. I will miss Sara
Pat - Germany

Celle, Germany

#62 Oct 25, 2008
Jack Almand wrote:
I worked with Sara for a few years. She was a sweet, compassionate person. I admittedly didnt know Chad very well. I was at their wedding. They seemed so happy then. She seemed very happy in her marriage. I have moved out of town, but talked to her on the phone from time to time and Landon was all she could talk about. It is really too bad all of this happened. Now I just pray for God to show his mercy on Chad, as his life has been destroyed from this as well. I will miss Sara
We will all miss Sara very, very much Jack
take care and write me when you have time
Pat
Yet Another Friend

Cookeville, TN

#63 Oct 25, 2008
Yes, he was gay. Talk to any of the men that go to The Forbidden. They will tell you. And another thing, new guy, I dont care what any person ever does, noone deserves to be murdered. Even if Sara did anything to provoke this, which I know in my heart she didn't, there is no excuse for what he did. Take a valum, get in your car and cool off. Some of you peoples comments sicken me.
Someone who Cares

Lebanon, TN

#64 Oct 25, 2008
Yet Another Friend wrote:
Yes, he was gay. Talk to any of the men that go to The Forbidden. They will tell you. And another thing, new guy, I dont care what any person ever does, noone deserves to be murdered. Even if Sara did anything to provoke this, which I know in my heart she didn't, there is no excuse for what he did. Take a valum, get in your car and cool off. Some of you peoples comments sicken me.
Well, if he was frequenting a gay bar, and I'm assuming this is a gay bar, then he is more than likely gay. That would explain it. Sara probably found out or suspected and confronted him with it. That's not something he wanted to get around. Poor Sara. It's enough to know the man you love is gay, that hurts so much, but she lost her life because of it. I really feel for her and her family and her child.
New Guy

Lebanon, TN

#65 Oct 25, 2008
Adam wrote:
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I don't really know what you're trying to get at here, but Chad is still alive to defend himself. Sadly, Sara is not. Another thing: I just can't grasp anything that Sara could have done to provoke this. They were aguing....supposedly. I say supposedly because everything that he has said up to this point has been a lie, other than when he told the police his name. My fiance could slap me, kick me in the crotch, spit on me, bite me, or push me, and I KNOW that I would not harm the first hair on her head. I, like many MEN would walk away NO MATTER WHAT. Chad Bell IS a cold blooded murder. Nobody on here has to "paint" him out to be one, he has already told us that he is (BTW, I stand corrected: he told the truth twice). There is absolutely no excuse in the world for what happened, and I can't believe that you are actually trying to make one for him when the victim of this horrible event can't even stand here today and tell her side.
Just trying to point out both sides of the story, like a defense attorney will try to do.
JSE

Humble, TX

#66 Oct 25, 2008
Both sides of the story? This seems to be a very one sided story to me. I'm not saying its wrong to be gay, but it is wrong to run around on your wife, behind her back, and live a life of lies to cover up your "lifestyle". Nobody even knows if this is what caused the argument to begin with, and speculating isn't doing any good.
If you knew Sara, "New Guy", you'd know damn well she wasn't capable of pushing someone's buttons enough to incite any sort of violent reaction.
In my opinion, you're a damned fool for trying to point out both sides of this story, "New Guy". A defense attorney is paid to do so because that is their job, you're just doing it to stir things up.
There is no "other side" to murder. NOTHING makes up for it.
Nashville

Lebanon, TN

#67 Oct 25, 2008
Is he really gay, or are those just rumors? Is this what his wife confronted him with when he killed her?
Shanna

Plainview, NY

#68 Oct 27, 2008
Sara is my aunt and we were so close in age we were raised more like sisters. Right now my famliy is hurting in ways may of you couldn't understand. To us she is all those wonderful things everyone has been describing her as and more. I would like to thank everyone for the glowing comments, it's helping us to know how many people she is loved by. Please just remember her for who she was and not how she died.
still in shock

Huntsville, TN

#69 Oct 27, 2008
My heart and prayers go out to Sara's family and also the Bell family. I went to school with Chad. If anyone would have told me he would have done something like this years ago, I would have laughed. My mind can't seem to comprehend it all. I Never would have believed this possible and I don't think Sara did either or she and Landon wouldn't have been in that situation. As mothers, we protect our babies more than ourselves. Two sets of families lost their children that day, lets remember them ALL. To everyone who says that they were good friends of Sara...do you actually believe she would want you to share her confidences on the web? Let's save all the garbage for the courts and honor her memory for the good she brought to other peoples lives! This is so sad.
My Heart Breaks

Smartt, TN

#70 Oct 27, 2008
I didn't know Sara or Chad but I had heard so much about Sara from my husband who worked closely with her that I almost feel like I did. He thought really highly of her and when she loaned us her enormous stack of notes and information on adoption to help us in considering that course for our family I was extrememly thankful to her and learned things about her that way. I never had the opportunity to thank her personally and I sincerely regret that, as I do believe that she was a beautiful soul and that she and I would have gotten along well. She must have been a trusting person to allow my husband and me to borrow such precious material in hopes that it would help us as it had her. She wanted to give those notes to Landon someday and I hope he still recieves them. It breaks my heart to know that she is gone in such a tragic way and that the precious baby that she had prayed and waited so long to have will now be without her. I do pray for that sweet boy and for the families on BOTH sides and I pray for Chad because his ultimate fate is now in God's hands and only He truely knows what that might be.

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