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By Hartsville Vidette Staff Reporter

Photo courtesy of TBI
Jacob Wendell Kado

An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation into the 2019 death of an inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center has resulted in his former cellmate being charged with second-degree murder.

At the request of 15th District Attorney General Tommy Thompson, on June 15, 2019, TBI Special Agents responded to a report of a fight between two prisoners at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center. During the course of the investigation, Agents learned that Jacob Wendell Kado, 40, and his cellmate Ernest Hill, 42, were involved in a fight, resulting in the injury and ultimate death of Hill.

On Oct. 28, 2019, the Trousdale County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Kado with one court of second-degree murder. Kado was transported to the Trousdale County Jail on Tuesday, where he was booked on that charge. He is currently being held at the Morgan County Correctional Complex, according to state records.