TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jul 13, 2015

Collierville lawyer Fred Auston Wortman III made a brief appearance in Fayette County court last week to waive his right to a preliminary hearing on charges he attempted to hire a hit man to kill his wife. The case will go to a grand jury on July 27. Meanwhile, charges pending in Shelby County allege that he poisoned his wife’s toothpaste in an attempt to kill her. The cases will go through the court system concurrently, according to Wortman's lawyer. The Commercial Appeal has more.