Man accused of killing mother transported back to Carter County

Johnson City Press • Updated Apr 12, 2019 at 3:21 PM

ELIZABETHTON — John Christopher Ralph is back in Carter County. Ralph, 51, is accused of murdering his mother, Edith Betty Ralph, was transported back to Tennessee and booked into the Carter County Detention Center on Wednesday evening.

He was arrested at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport last weekend by federal officers after investigators of the slaying determined that Ralph had purchased an airline ticket to Amsterdam.

Ralph is being held on a $1 million bond and is scheduled to appear in court on April 15.

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