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Woman, Son Charged In 2001 Hickman Co. Murder

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Lisa Ann Showalter Lisa Ann Showalter
Andrew Scott Waddell Andrew Scott Waddell

HICKMAN COUNTY, Tenn. – A woman and her son have been indicted in the 12-year-old cold case murder of her husband in Hickman County.

Lisa Ann Showalter, age 53, and Andrew Scott Waddell, age 32, were each indicted on one count of first degree murder in connection with the murder of Jeffrey Ola in Centerville in 2001. Showalter was Ola's wife at the time of the murder, and Waddell was his stepson.

Ola was 35 years old when he was found shot to death in his car in his driveway around 10 p.m. on January 6, 2001. He reportedly left his residence at 9:30 p.m. and went to a Piggly Wiggly grocery store and then to a Sonic Drive-in restaurant. He was talking on his cell phone in his driveway with his mother when he was shot several times. She heard him say he had been shot and was dying.

In May 2013, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Hickman County Sheriff's office received new information about the case and revived the joint investigation. That information led investigators to conduct interviews and collect evidence in Oregon, Iowa, Nebraska, Texas and Mississippi.

"Although the murder occurred close to 13 years ago, the Hickman County Sheriff's Department never stopped seeking information about this case", said Sheriff Randal Ward. "Recently, Deputy Chief Scott Smith developed new information leading to the indictment and arrest. We are hopeful this will bring some closure to the family of Jeffrey Ola."

Showalter, who now lives in Lincoln, Nebraska, was arrested Wednesday at Nashville International Airport and later booked into the Hickman County Jail on $250,000 bond. Waddell is currently serving a 15-year sentence in the Mississippi Department of Corrections for an armed robbery conviction in 2003 and was served with the murder charge Wednesday. He is scheduled to complete his sentence in 2017 and Tennessee authorities have placed a hold on him to face the murder charge.

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