Former U.S. Senate Candidate Charged in Murder Plot

Former U.S Senate candidate Thomas Kenneth “T.K.” Owens of Jonesborough has been charged with solicitation to commit first-degree murder, the Johnson City Press reports. Washington County Criminal Court Senior Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood has appointed David Robbin to represent Owens, who allegedly plotted to have his uncle killed. Owens ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate seat held by Bob Corker in 2012.