JACKSBORO, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) – A joint investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office has resulted in the indictment of a Jacksboro woman on murder charges in connection to an overdose death.

Sonya Kay Brotherton, 36, 328 Clear Lake Drive, Jacksboro, is facing a charge of second-degree murder, according to records at the Campbell County Jail.

On April 2, 2021, special agents with the TBI Drug Investigation Division joined investigators with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office in investigating the death of Abraham Zenas Wallace, 42, after he was found dead in the 300 block of Cumberland Overlook Lane in Jacksboro. His cause of death was determined to be an overdose caused by Fentanyl and Methamphetamine toxicity. During the course of the investigation, agents determined that Sonya Kay Brotherton, 36, Wallace’s wife, was one of the individuals responsible for distributing the drugs to him.  

Last week, the Campbell County Grand Jury returned indictments charging Brotherton with one count of second-degree murder and one count of delivery of a schedule II controlled substance. On Tuesday, she was arrested and booked into the Campbell County Jail on a $100,000 bond.

HERE is a related story on previous law enforcement interaction at the home at 328 Clear Lake Drive, Jacksboro.(WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 01/19/2023-6AM)

One Reply to “Brotherton charged with murder in death of husband”

  1. Why is she being singled out, what about everyone else that has died from the hands of someone else.

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