A Tellico Plains area man is facing a criminal homicide charge after he allegedly killed his wife and shot his son in the face Nov. 7.
Monroe County Sheriff’s Det. Samantha Filley said deputies were dispatched to Rivendell Lane around 8:55 p.m. and found a woman dead on the floor at a house on the road.
Filley said deputies talked to a man who said he was upstairs at the house when his mother hollered for him and, when he came downstairs, he saw his father, Phillip Holloman, aiming a gun at his mother.
The man said he witnessed his father shoot his mother, then his father turned the gun on the victim and shot his son in the face.
The man said he managed to make it to a neighbor’s house where 911 was called.
Phillip Holloman told deputies he’d laid his gun on a dresser in the bedroom. Deputies then did find a .22 caliber revolver on the dresser in the bedroom. Filley said she found eight spent casings from the revolver on the scene.
Holloman has been ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation to determine if he understands what he did and if he is competent enough to stand trial.
He was also sent to the Tennessee Department of Corrections after it was determined the Monroe County Jail was not equipped to handle Holloman in his current condition.
Holloman, 72, is charged with criminal homicide, attempted criminal homicide and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.