Friday, 04 May 2018 14:13

Man Guilty of Wounding Niece, Killing Husband

McLeod McLeod
May 4, 2018 – A man who opened fire on his niece and her husband following a family outing in 2016 was convicted Thursday of second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
Defendant Whitcliffe McLeod remains in custody, and faces more than 25 years in prison when he is sentenced June 6 by Criminal Court Judge James Lammey Jr.
The shooting occurred on Aug. 19, 2016, in the driveway of McLeod’s residence in the 5500 block of Kindle Hill St. near Riverdale Road and East Holmes Road in southeast Memphis.
While riding back together from a family outing, McLeod got into an argument with Aaron Forbes, 43, that continued when they arrived at the Kindle Hill address. McLeod went into the house, returned with a pistol and began firing at Forbes in the front seat, striking him several times and killing him.
Forbes’ wife, Andrea Forbes, 39, scrambled to get out of the vehicle, but was struck several times in the back by gunfire. She was hospitalized with critical injuries, and was left paralyzed and reliant on a wheelchair.
The case was handled by Asst. Dist. Attys. Glen Baity and Gavin Smith.