TBI Subpoenas Local 24 Exclusive Interview with Memphis Prosecutor

TBI Subpoenas Local 24 Exclusive Interview with Memphis Prosecutor

The investigation into the brutal beating of a Shelby County prosecutor appears to be back on.
MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com) - The investigation into the brutal beating of a Shelby County prosecutor appears to be back on.

A day after that prosecutor, Kate Edmands, spoke exclusively with localmemphis.com, an agent with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation served us a subpoena looking for details on our interview.

Edmands was severely beaten in her home on March 6th. The Shelby County District Attorney's Office said she had been attacked. Days after she was released from the hospital, Edmands was interviewed by two TBI agents.

"They told me somebody attacked me, and that somebody had tried to kill me, that I was raped, and they know I really remember what happened. That I wasn't really being forthcoming with them," she said recalling that first conversation with two TBI agents.

Edmands says she can't remember if she was attacked or fell, and has no memory of what happened.

"They also told me whoever did it was going to come back and kill my kids and kill me and that by my lying or not being straightforward with them, was putting my family in danger," she said.

In an email on Monday, special prosecutor Michael Dunavant said he requested the TBI close the investigation on May 30th.

"At this time, the investigation has not revealed any identifiable or chargeable suspect, and therefore, no prosecution decision can be made. If new evidence or information develops in the future, the investigation will be reopened," Dunavant wrote on Monday. "The case remains unsolved at this time."

When reached on Tuesday to comment on the subpoena, and if the investigation was back open, Dunavant said he couldn't comment.

"I cannot comment on the nature, extent or status of the investigation, beyond my prior comments to you," he wrote.

The TBI also declined to comment, citing agency policy.

Edmands resigned from the District Attorney's Office after her boss, District Attorney Amy Weirich told her she either had to accept several conditions, resign, or be terminated. Neither Weirich nor Edmands would comment on what those conditions were.

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