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Hawkins Co. couple accused of making up pregnancy, death of twins to scam donations

Jeff Bobo • Apr 2, 2013 at 7:17 AM

ROGERSVILLE — A Hawkins County couple were arraigned in Sessions Court Monday after being accused of making up the pregnancy and subsequent death of unborn twins to scam donations for funeral expenses out of co-workers and an acquaintance.

Irvin Henry “Trey” Murrell III, 28, 160 Choptack Road, Rogersville, allegedly went so far as to show photos of two dead babies to co-workers — claiming they belonged to him and his wife — to gain sympathy when he asked for donations to help with the burials.

Murrell’s wife, Courtney Ladawn Murrell, 27, same address, reportedly gave her alleged victim photos of ultrasounds of live twins before claming they had died.