Luminary Murder

There are 134 comments on the WTVC Chattanooga story from Jun 5, 2007, titled Luminary Murder. In it, WTVC Chattanooga reports that:

A murder investigation is underway in Bledsoe County, Tennessee. Investigators say a man was shot and killed in the Luminary community, which is on the mountain between Pikeville and Spring City. via WTVC Chattanooga

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john

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#1 Jul 17, 2007
Kenneth meyer had his preliminary hearing last thursday. Is he still charged with criminal homicide or has the charge changed?
Bloody Bledsoe

Dunlap, TN

#2 Nov 21, 2007
don't know ,i know that he had his house and cars burnt to the ground while he sat in jail. heard the dead mans friends took pictures on their cell phones of the fire and sent them to other freinds . Herd that man was a meth dealer and had been shot in the face by the law before this time was shot with shot gun turned ran to retreive his gun from car and shot in back once seen was alive and shot again while on ground .

Since: Nov 07

Dunlap, TN

#3 Nov 21, 2007
just read post on channel 9 news online from family of deceased Frank Vestal ,like i said before he held those people together.Now i heard of lots of people getting sick and going to the E.R.-someone named Perky ,who was just arrested ?
I know when they were looking for frank before his death the sherrifs would pull you over and say they were looking for a car that matches your description and say sorry wrong person.
I personaly don't know any of these people. but am finding out its not hard to find out about any one in a small county of 12,000 people or so. everones just trying to get along. and seems everyones familes are involved in good and bad things just the same as any where.
hillbilly

Dunlap, TN

#4 Nov 21, 2007
i know these people..dont belive most of what you hear..the law was looking for him because he did not show up in court for slapping the piss out off ricky seals..the cop..

Since: Nov 07

Dunlap, TN

#5 Nov 23, 2007
Is that you YittiK?
Ooltewah badlands

United States

#6 Nov 28, 2007
Does anyone know about all the stories an the internet about how a whole lot of deaths over in Rhea County, Tennessee are said to be suicides? Here is one story http://www.rheacountynewspaper.com/newsinfo/h... I have read of people tying themselves to a chair and shooting themselves in the head, even read where one old man shot himself in the back of his head not once, but twice. Hey, might want to watch out over there in Monkey Town.
hillbilly

Dunlap, TN

#7 Dec 6, 2007
as long as mike taylor is d.a. it will not change...its run by the t.n. moffia
Luminary Mom

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#8 Mar 8, 2008
I have lived in Luminary for over 15 years. We have been called many names by the citizens of Rhea and Bledsoe Counties, so let me tell you a little something - there are hard working families up here that don't deserve to be treated the way you so called christian people treat us. Including business owners.
About the murder of Frank Vestal. If you don't know what you are talking about then keep your mouth shut. Frank had no weapon of any kind on him nor did he have any drugs or drug parefenalia
Frank was a good man who was always there when you needed him and he was always there for his kids as well as other children. So before you judge someone by what you hear JUDGE YOURSELF
Luminary Mom

AOL

#9 Mar 8, 2008
Bloody Bledsoe wrote:
don't know ,i know that he had his house and cars burnt to the ground while he sat in jail. heard the dead mans friends took pictures on their cell phones of the fire and sent them to other freinds . Herd that man was a meth dealer and had been shot in the face by the law before this time was shot with shot gun turned ran to retreive his gun from car and shot in back once seen was alive and shot again while on ground .
Don't believe everything you HERD!!!!!!

Since: Nov 07

Dunlap, TN

#10 Mar 11, 2008
herd! but i seen nuttin least they burn my trailer like the inter racial love that was up here a few years ago
The code of the ghetto . i understant with all the history of the pay back murders around here and honor killins sounds kind of like the arab world or dr martin king blvd in any town usa wher we don't tell the po-po(the man, the fuzz,the cops)cause they would just want in on the action and want a cut of the benij's right? nuttin bout no bo dee no how yessum! yo yo yo homies in the hood and da biatches that ride wid um!
Stupid is as stupid does,go billy long set up by the feds he was keeping it real! thats why the smokey the bear gets involved cause they know the good ole boy tn mafia b.s. and so forth and so on and now i feel like a rude boy hating like u.
GXSR1000

Dunlap, TN

#11 Mar 21, 2008
Luminary Mom wrote:
I have lived in Luminary for over 15 years. We have been called many names by the citizens of Rhea and Bledsoe Counties, so let me tell you a little something - there are hard working families up here that don't deserve to be treated the way you so called christian people treat us. Including business owners.
About the murder of Frank Vestal. If you don't know what you are talking about then keep your mouth shut. Frank had no weapon of any kind on him nor did he have any drugs or drug parefenalia
Frank was a good man who was always there when you needed him and he was always there for his kids as well as other children. So before you judge someone by what you hear JUDGE YOURSELF
There is very good people up in Luminary,but Frank Vestal was not.I saw his wife in town one day after he beat the crap out of her she could barely walk. There has been numerous times where the ambulance had been called to get her after he had beaten her.I frown on wifebeaters big time. He was lucky the neighbor got him first.B/c I think in the end she wouldve probably gotten tired of it.
GXSR1000

Dunlap, TN

#12 Mar 21, 2008
And as far as his kids go if he wouldve loved them that much, they wouldve came to school bathed.
GXSR1000

Dunlap, TN

#13 Mar 21, 2008
He was found in the bed with some woman who had 5 kids of her own when they went to bust him.That is pitiful.
GXSR1000

Dunlap, TN

#14 Mar 21, 2008
Add all together they couldve started a new race.lol
Luminary Mom

AOL

#15 Mar 21, 2008
martini wrote:
<quoted text>There is very good people up in Luminary,but Frank Vestal was not.I saw his wife in town one day after he beat the crap out of her she could barely walk. There has been numerous times where the ambulance had been called to get her after he had beaten her.I frown on wifebeaters big time. He was lucky the neighbor got him first.B/c I think in the end she wouldve probably gotten tired of it.
How dare you call me a lier. I don't know who you think you are but, I think you better learn the circumstances about his wife before you start opening your mouth.
She had a bad habit of sleeping around with relatives among a lot of other things.
I have bathed those children so don't say they went to school dirty. Those children were bathed and clean every night. It was an everynight ritual for those children.
Also, the girlfriend that Frank had at the time of his murder was never even slapped. At least he was happy when he was killed. Why, it is called communication, which is something that him and his wife never had. Beside the fact that Frank and his so called wife seperated right after they got married because she screwed a family relative and decided to tell him about it after she married him, so what does that do for you?
You need to keep your mouth shut unless it is the truth, or at least ask a question that someone can actually answer with the truth.
GXSR1000

Dunlap, TN

#16 Mar 21, 2008
You can put this man on a pedestal if you want.I think I am someone with sense. Ask people in Luminary about this man they will tell you the same thing.Com munication or not raising your hand to a woman no matter what she has done makes a man look like a coward.Those children were not clean everyday.You can blab all you want to I do not care.
GXSR1000

Dunlap, TN

#17 Mar 21, 2008
I know who the girl was, do you?
GXSR1000

Dunlap, TN

#18 Mar 21, 2008
I'm not gonna down this man anymore. He is dead and cannot defend himself but dont make him out to be some hometown hero.HE WAS NOT.
Luminary Mom

AOL

#19 Mar 21, 2008
martini wrote:
I'm not gonna down this man anymore. He is dead and cannot defend himself but dont make him out to be some hometown hero.HE WAS NOT.
Who are you that you would know who he was with?
I'm not trying to make him out to be a "hometown hero", and yes I do agree he should have never hit her for any reason, but at the same time, that is the way they lived for as long as I can remember that was who they were. All I was trying to say is that sometimes people love each other but they just can't live together.
At the time of Frank's death the family member's were still morning the death of Charles.
Don't you think this family has had enough. Just stop smearing thier name.
Luminary Mom

AOL

#20 Mar 21, 2008
martini wrote:
I know who the girl was, do you?
"I would like to know what girl you were refering to"

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