Suspect in counselor's murder no longer considered person-of-interest in West Tennessee stabbing

Posted at 1:15 PM, Dec 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-11 12:18:26-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Police in West Tennessee are no longer investigating whether the suspect accused of killing a counselor in Madison is also connected to an unsolved case in Millington.

Metro Nashville police said 31-year-old Brian D. Conley is charged in the “brutal” murder of Melissa Hamilton on December 5. Hamilton was found dead at her place of work, Crossroads Counseling.Police said she had suffered multiple stab wounds sometime overnight.

On Tuesday, Millington police said Conley was considered a person-of-interest in the death of a woman who was stabbed more than 20 times outside a mental health facility in October. CBS affiliate WREG said Conley has since been cleared in the case after his employment records were checked. Conley was at work in Nashville the day the attack took place.