Man Accused Of Beating Girlfriend To Death

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A man has been charged in the beating death of his girlfriend after her body was found inside her Nashville home. 

A call for a welfare check came in around 6:30 a.m. Monday at a residence on 21st Avenue North. 

Authorities said Clarksville police notified the Emergency Communications Center after 51-year-old John Holman Jr. ran his vehicle into the Cumberland River. 

Holman allegedly "made admissions concerning the murder" of his girlfriend, 46-year-old Donna Adams. 

Metro Police said they had to force their way into the home and found her body in the residence. 

Holman was taken into custody in Clarksville. Warrants have been issued, charging him with criminal homicide in the case. 

He was convicted of two counts of domestic assault in 2016 stemming from a dispute with Adams and their adult son. 

The investigation remained ongoing. 

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