Granddaughter of Jean Shepard Killed, Husband Injured in Stabbing

by VVN Network

The husband of the late country great Jean Shepard was injured and his granddaughter and another man were killed in a stabbing on Saturday.

Details, at this time, are sketchy but it is known that the incident occurred at the address where Benny Birchfield, 79, and Shepard resided until her death in September. Shepard's granddaughter, Icie Hawkins, 18, also lived in the home.

According to police, they were called to the home at 3 AM Saturday for a reported stabbing. When they arrived, a man identified as Birchfeld, was in the front yard of the home with a stab wound.

Upon entering the house they found Travis Sanders, 21, dead and Hawkins who was wounded. Hawkins was taken to the hospital where she later died.

Birchfield was also taken to the hospital where he underwent surgery and is expected to survive.

The police investigation is ongoing.

Icie Hawkins is the daughter of Don Hawkins, one of two children she had with her first husband, Hawkshaw Hawkins.


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