TBI: Tennessee man accused of murdering his mother arrested in Atlanta

John Ralph is being held in Clayton County, Georgia as a suspect in the murder of his mother, Edith Ralph. (Image: TBI)

A Carter County man accused of murder was captured in Atlanta at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport.

The TBI says John Christopher Ralph is accused of killing his mother, Edith Ralph. She was found dead Saturday, April 6 at 171 Reynolds Road in Elizabethton.

According to the TBI, customs officers at the airport arrested John Ralph later that night.

The TBI says he is behind bars in Clayton County, Georgia on charges of First Degree Murder. He is currently awaiting extradition to Tennessee.

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