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Autopsy reports detail violent Westmoreland murders

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Posted at 5:10 PM, Jul 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-03 18:10:21-04

WESTMORELAND, Tenn. (WTVF) — Autopsy results of six murder victims in the brutal Westmoreland murders reveal the details of a violent killing spree.

Michael Cummins was accused of killing eight people in May. Police found the bodies of six people inside a Westmoreland home.

  • David and Clara Cummins - Cummins' parents
  • Charlie Hosale - Cummins' uncle
  • Rachel Dawn McGlothlin-Pee - Charlie Hosale's girlfriend
  • 12-year-old Sapphire McGlothlin-Pee - Rachel's daughter
  • Marsha Elizabeth Nuckols - Rachel's mother

Later that day, police learned of another crime scene on Luby Brown Road where Shirley B. Fehrle was found dead inside her home; officials say she died of blunt force trauma to the head. Police say Cummins had stolen her vehicle a few days prior.

Autopsy reports of six of them were released, suggesting a violent killing spree in which all of them died from blunt force trauma - two of which died from blunt force trauma to the head.

Clare Cummins, 44, was found on bedroom floor of the home. She died of multiple lacerations including five to the head. Charles Cummins, 45, was found on bedroom floor with multiple lacerations.
Sapphire McGlothlin-Pee, 12, was found on the living room couch, and suffered from five sharp cuts to the back of the head.

Shirley Ferhle also died from blunt force injuries - 13 lacerations to the head. She also suffered rib and sternum fractures and extensive skull fractures into pieces. David Cummins was found on the bedroom bed with 11 lacerations to the head. Marsha Nuckols was found on living room couch and died from blunt force head trauma.