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In the Scene's exclusive hour-and-a-half interview with Kelley Cannon, the wife of slain attorney Jim Cannon, Kelley disclosed a litany of unsavory stories about her dead husbandnot exactly a
good public relations move for a woman whose husband was strangled and stuffed into a closet. Especially when Jim's friends and family have fingered Kelley as the prime suspect. Jim's longtime
friend and divorce attorney John Hollins Jr. paints Jim as nothing less than a saint. Jim was the co-founder of Medical Reimbursements of America, a successful Franklin firm that collected
delinquent hospital bills. But Kelley said Jim's drinking had become so terrible, he couldn't even get up to go to work before 12 or 1. When asked if she had any idea of who would've had motive
to murder Jim, she provided a one-sentence answer: Jim had a mantra, and his mantra was, 'If you want a friend, get a dog.' In all of her candid talk about her husband's alleged affairs, heavy
drinking and addiction to prescription drugsmostly sedatives and painkillersKelley came off much like a woman scorned. Tales of her husband often came in the form of lengthy rants (which
seemed quite well-rehearsed). So it comes as no surprise that we couldn't pack them all into today's paper. One thing about Kelley did surprise us, however: The woman is pretty damn endearing.
When she talks about her devotion to her children, she's entirely believablesweet even. And when Kelley's attorney stopped by our offices yesterday afternoon, we were left with little question
about how close Kelley actually wasand iswith her three children, who range in age from 1 to 9. Andrew Cate, who is representing Kelley in her custody battle, splayed a slew of family photos
on the Scene's conference room table. The pictures depicted a smiling Kelley cuddling up to seemingly happy children. Among others, there were photos of the woman with her kids and a fluffy
pink Easter bunnyeven a poster board photo collage one of Kelley's older sons created, displaying photos of him and his mother along with hand-written descriptions of experiences he'd shared
with her. When asked why she stayed with Jim, who she describes as nothing less as than a philandering, controlling, explosive man, Kelley offers one simple, if not clich, explanation. She says
she loved him with all her heart, and she stuck by his side for the sake of the kids. Here's what Kelley had to say about her home life with the kids and Jim, before he filed for divorce and acquired
court orders to keep her away from the home: I had been the primary caretaker. I gave up medical school because I didn't want my patients to come before my children. I was in medical school
when I met him, and he was just about to go in for bankruptcy and had just gone through a divorce, had no real job. Really, I supported us for probably the first three or four years in terms of
health insurance, and he went through that bankruptcy and cried on my shoulder. He wouldn't go to that meeting with Clayton McWherter, I basically had to kick him out of the door to that. He
asked me for counsel throughout the development of that business. But after the affair, he even lied to me after the affair. You know, we never went out. I cooked supper every single night. We
were a good family, except for his drinking.... So he was taking my pills [for my back injury], he was smoking pot and he was drinkingsneaking around me, drinking. I stopped looking into
whether or not he was having affairs because it wouldnt matter to me anymore. I just didnt care. I just wanted to be a mother and wifethats it.
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Posted by JayByrd on 07/09/2008 at 4:06 PM

Ms.Ulrich'sexcellentstoryonthiscaseinlastweek'sprinteditionoftheSceneisunfortunatelymarredbythisirresponsiblepostshehas
written.It'scertainlyappropriatetogiveMs.Cannon'ssideofthestorybutithastobedoneincontext,eveninablog.ToallowMsCannon
todefameherlatehusbandandaccusehimofdruguse,drunkennessandadulterywithoutincludingaresponsefromthelatehusband's
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lawyerorfamilyiscompletelyirresponsible.Ihavenoideaifthosechargesaretrueornot.ButIdoknowthatajudgeawardedfullcustody
ofthechildrentoMr.Cannonwhich,attheveryleast,castssubstantialdoubtonMs.Cannon'sallegationsaswellashersupposeddevotiontoher
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children.Thispostshouldbepulleduntilthereportercandoherjob.
LetmeaddthatIhavenotreadtheprinteditionofthisweek'spaper(whichcameouttoday)inwhichthereisamoreextensivereportonthe
interviewwithMs.Cannon.Ipresumethat,unlikethisblogposting,theprintarticleincludescommentsfromtheotherside.
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Posted by hw on 07/09/2008 at 4:34 PM

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Jim'slongtimefriendanddivorceattorneyJohnHollinsJr.paintsJimasnothinglessthanasaint.
HW,guessyoumissedthissentenceinElizabeth'spost.

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Posted by Woods on 07/09/2008 at 4:40 PM

Idon'tthinkhemissedthesentenceatall.ThesentenceonlyhelpsaffirmHW'spoint.Ms.Ulrichnotesthewife'schargesandthen
proceedstoelaborateonthem.Shenotesthecounterclaimbythehusband'sattorneybutprovidesnosupportingelaboration.Aswritten,
theblogstoryconveystheimpressionthatattorneyHollinsismerelydoingwhatyouexpectanattorneytodoandthatMs.Ulrichputsalot
morestockinwhatthewifesays.WhilethismaynothavebeenwhatMs.Ulrichintended,HW'spointisutterlyvalid,andit'sdisappointing
toseeyetanotherreflexiverushtoaScenewriter'sdefense(sounding,ironically,alittlelikewhatI'dexpectfromanattorney)ratherthananhonest
acknowledgmentofHW'spoint.
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Posted by BoydBBiggs on 07/09/2008 at 10:45 PM

IthinkthewayElizabethwroteherstoryandthepostabovemakesitclearthatKelleyCanonisnotexactlyanunimpeachablesource.

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Posted by MattP on 07/09/2008 at 11:18 PM

Thewayshewrotetheprintstory,yes.Thewayshewrotethepostabove,notsomuch.

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Posted by BoydBBiggs on 07/09/2008 at 11:52 PM

BBB:iguesstwopeoplecanreadthesamepostandcometooppositeconclusions.IwouldhavetitledthispostKellyCannonUnhinged.She
comesacrossaseitherbattyoracompletefabricator.

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Posted by Taterman on 07/10/2008 at 10:27 AM

Theprintstoryinthisweek'spaperisexcellentand,unlikethispost,effectivelyusesMs.Cannon'sownwordstopaintherhasavery
troubled(andobvouslylying)woman.Welldone.ButIstandbymycommentsthatthispost,readasastandalonestory,isadefamatory,
hatchetjobonthedeadhusbandandshouldnotremainonthesite.
Oneotherpoint:sinceMs.CannonisdescribedintheprintstoryasaHarpethHallgraduateandanMBApromqueen,whydon'tyoutellus
hermaidenname,whoherparentsare,andwhenshegraduated?Howaboutapictureofthepromqueenfromtheyearbook?Don'tyoupeople
realizethat'sabigpartofwhatmakesthissuchagoodstory?
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Posted by HW on 07/10/2008 at 10:59 AM

Whomadeyouguystherefereesofjournalisticfairness?Dowehavetoaddupthewordsoneachsideandmakesurethey'reequal?That's
ridiculous.We'renotsayingwethinkthiswoman'snecessarilytellingthetruth.That'sclear.We'rejustquotingher.Lettinghertalk
becauseit'sinterestingthat'sprettymuchthepointofallofthis.
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Posted by Woods on 07/10/2008 at 11:56 AM

Henry,KelleyCannoncalledusat2:30onMondayandspokeforanhourandahalf.Afterthat,Elizabethtranscribeda7000word
interview,workedthephonesrightawayandwroteadamngoodfeaturelengthnewsstoryinamatterofhoursalltomeetanearly
deadline.
Ifherstorywasn'tabsolutelyperfectandIthoughtitcamecloseitmighthavehadsomethingtodowiththefactthatwedon'thave
monthsandmonthstoworkonourstories.
We'renotTheTennessean.
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Posted by MattP on 07/10/2008 at 12:15 PM

FromUlrich'spost:"OnethingaboutKelleydidsurpriseus,however:Thewomanisprettydamnendearing.Whenshetalksabouther
devotiontoherchildren,she'sentirelybelievablesweeteven."
WoodswritesindefenseofUlrich:"We'renotsayingwethinkthiswoman'snecessarilytellingthetruth.That'sclear."
IguessJeffoverlookedthatpart.ButwhatcanoneexpectfromanAntiochgraduate?
Ulrich'stwoprintedstorieswereexcellent.Herpost,however,isindefensibleandyouallshouldquittrying.
Butneitherofyourespondedtomysecondpoint.Whydidn'tsomeonetellUlrichtoGETTHEWOMAN'SMAIDENNAME?THEYEARSHEGRADUATED
FROMHARPETHHALL?THENAMESOFHERPARENTS?Eveniftherewasn'ttimetoaskthatearlier(butofcoursetherewas),youshoulddoitnow.
HaveUlrichpostafollowupaboutMs.Cannon'spriviledgedupbringing.Youownthisstorystayonitanddoitright.
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Posted by HW on 07/10/2008 at 1:44 PM

Henryissorightonthis...
Ibetiftheneweditor(orMattorJeff)werefromNashville,we'dknowhermaidenname

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Posted by noitall on 07/10/2008 at 5:13 PM

HermaidennameisSandersherparentsareStanandDiane.Hewasaplasticsurgeon,butIthinkheisretiredandtheyaredivorced.
Allofthestoriestodatehavetalkedaboutwhyeverybodythinksitwasher.It'sfairthatshegetastorytellingherside.Theydefinitelytold
itwithagrainofsalt.

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Posted by Katsky on 07/11/2008 at 11:04 AM

Oh,HenryWalker,youaresuchaprurient,smirky,smarmypervertasusual.Clearlyyouwanttoseeifyouoranyofyourfriendshavethe
allegedmurderessasanotchonyourbeltandgetyourgossiptrainrolling.

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Posted by JFW on 07/13/2008 at 10:46 AM

Let'sallhopethatwe,meaningthecitizensofNashville,candoabetterjobthanthecitizensofSelmerwhosatinthejuryboxfortheMary
WinklerCaseandturnedablindeyetojustice.Winklershotherhusbandincoldblood,inthebackwhilehewasasleep,wasobviously
disturbed,andthenmadewildclaimsofabusethatnooneelseintheworldhadeverseeninanyform.Soundfamiliar?Alltheevidence
pointedtoherbeingacoldbloodedmurderer,buttheysimplylethergofree.Winklergotawaywithitandnowmayevengetherkidsback
alongwiththeirtrustfund.MaybeMrs.CannonwillhidebehindGodlikeMaryWinklerdid?IreadbothofthesearticlesandasIwentoverCannon's
claims,allIcouldthinkaboutwashowmuchitremindedmeofMaryWinkler.IftheyletCannongobecauseofGod,herkids,orthemysteryabuse,I
ammovingtoanotherstatewheretheyconvictmurderersregardlessofgenderorfaith.
IwonderifamancouldgetawaywithmurderusingtheWinkler/Cannonmethod?SomehowIdoubtit.
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Posted by Justice on 07/15/2008 at 12:43 PM

Allofy'allneedtogetalife.

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Posted by Doesn't matter on 07/15/2008 at 8:56 PM

AllIcansayishopefullyallofthejournalistsinthisblogputtheirpensdownandstopandlistentoyourselves.
WhatIhear,whichmustbefact,isthatthiswoman(forgetwhereshewasraisedorwhoraisedher),stolelatexgloves,herhusbandhad
anorderofprotectionagainsther,hewonlegalcustodyofhischildrenandnowhe'sdead.DNA,videosoftheftandnotalloftheevidence
hasbeenrevealed.Heavenhelpeveryonewhoisinvolvedtoputegosasideandstopthefightoverwho'sthebetterwriter.Thisisabout
humanlives(we'reallthesame)...thispersonwasafathertothreesmallchildren.Theyaretheonessufferingandwillcarrythisforever.Iwishthis
humanwarwouldstop.AndIwishthatthosewhofeeltheyaresuperiortoothersbecauseoftheirzipcodeorplaceofbusinesswouldcomedown
fromtheirselfcreatedhighopinionofthemselves.Thinkaboutthechildrenofourfutureforaminutethisplaceisgettingwayoutofcontrol!Itruly
can'tbelievewhatishappeningtosociety.
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Posted by Caty on 07/16/2008 at 9:13 PM

asanemployeeandfriendofJimCannon,itdoesntmatterwhatanywhowritesorsays.Ifyouknewthemyoukneweverythingaboutthis
articlecomefromagooddoseofpills.EveryonelovedJim,itwashardnottoo.Hewasatworkwellbefore9andwasagreatfather.Aswe
morn,yallfightoverthewaythis"article"sounds!
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Posted by iNMEMORYOFJIM on 07/28/2008 at 8:09 PM

asanemployeeandfriendofJimCannon,itdoesntmatterwhatanywhowritesorsays.Ifyouknewthemyoukneweverythingaboutthis
articlecomefromagooddoseofpills.EveryonelovedJim,itwashardnottoo.Hewasatworkwellbefore9andwasagreatfather.Aswe
morn,yallfightoverthewaythis"article"sounds!
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Posted by iNMEMORYOFJIM on 07/28/2008 at 8:09 PM

To:InmemoryofJim:
Icouldnotagreewithyoumore.Shehasworkedupareallygoodalmostbelievingarticlebutjustasyouhavesaid.Jimwasallabouthis
kidsandhewaswellupatbefore9everymorningandofftoworkbecausehehadacompanytorunshewastheonepassedoutasleepall
dayandalwayswhackedoutonpills.Istillfeelsomuchsadnessandpainforyouandhisfamilyandfriends.Ihopeyouallcanmoveon
somedayandGodblessyou!
P.S.Ireallydohopethatjusticeisservedandshespendstherestofherlifeinprison.
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Posted by L on 08/22/2008 at 2:14 PM

CBS48HoursMysteryislookingintothiscase.MichelleFeueristheproducer...feuerm@cbsnews.com

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Tookyoulongenough.

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Posted by mr. pink on 10/18/2008 at 2:33 PM

Everyoneislookingfromthecommonperspective.HasanyoneeverthoughtabouttheperspectiveofthekidsofCannon?Orthefamily
thathastakenthemin?Themostinterestingpartiseasilythestoryofthemurder,butwhataboutthedisruptioncausedtothepeople
aroundthem?Iamgoingtoguessthatthechildrenwereraisedpoorly,orwithoutanysenseofdirection.whataboutthefamilythatnow
hasthosechildrenintheirhands?Theynowhavetoraiseafamilyontopofruins?someonepleaseconsiderthenewlifeofJim'ssisterand
herhusbandandchildren.
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Posted by Anonymous on 11/03/2008 at 8:59 PM

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Posted by special offers hotel florence on 03/20/2010 at 2:46 AM

Ihaven'thadtimetoreadalotaboutthis,butIamafamilyfriend,andinmymindthereisnodoubtKelleydoneit.Irememberawhile
back(beforethemurder)ourneighbortellingusabouthowshecameathimwithabutcherknife.Ihaven'tmether,butbythestoriesI've
heard,sheisaverydisturbedlady.
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Posted by Someone on 04/26/2010 at 6:15 PM

JimCannonwashavinganaffairforseveralyearswithStacyRodgers(nowPolk)whoworkedforhimatMedicalReimbursementsof
America.StacystillworksforthecompanybutmovedtoLouisianaveryquicklyafterJim'sdeath.

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Howdida90poundwomanstrangleanadultmaleandthenstuffhiminaclosetallbyherself?

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Posted by Ashlee Travis Olson on 11/14/2011 at 8:37 PM

A90poundwomancouldhaveeasilydoneit!Jimwasonly5'6.Hewaspetite.Ifshewassoafraidofhim,thenwhydidhecall911when
shewasactinglikeanutathishousetakingthekids??Sheisaliar.Shewascaughtredhanded.DNAevidence.Videoevidenceat
walgreens....endofstory.
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Posted by Becca on 02/11/2012 at 11:54 PM

SheprobablyDIDhavesomehelp.Shemayhavebeencalledtocomegetthekidsjustpriortoorjustfollowinghismurder.Soundslike
SOMEONEhadtolookoutforthekidsifalltheyhadlefttolookafterthemwasanobviouslyalcoholicfather.Neitherparentwasfit.
Problemtakencareofnow.
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Posted by Solved on 02/13/2012 at 8:34 AM

TheyshouldhaveinvestigatedStacyRodgersPolkcloser.Jimwashavinganaffaironhiswife,butshewasshehavingoneonherhusband.
JimandStacywouldactuallyhavesexinhisofficeatwork.HeeventaullypromotedhertoahighpayingpositionatMedical
ReimbursementsofAmericaandPAIDforherdivorce,buthedidn'tknowthattherewassomeoneelsebesidesherhusbandthatshewas
sleepingwithatthesametime.AfterJimwasmarried,sheranofftoLouisianaandmarriedtheguy.Ithinkthatlovetrianglecouldvery
wellbewhatgothimkilled.
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Posted by MRA Employee on 04/08/2013 at 4:59 PM

Itwassooooooooowonderfultoseethisevilcuntgetwhatshedeserved.Ilovethatshewon'tbeeveneligibleforparoleuntilshe'sinher
90's.Anyignorant,inept,foolish,andseverelylackingincommonsensemoronthatthinksthistwatisinnocenthasaniqsimilartotheir
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