Woman Arrested For Murder Of Mid-South Cab Driver


(Memphis) The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department arrested a Shelby County woman for Murder and Robbery.

TBI Agents and Members of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department arrested 19-year-old Tanuja Rivers for the murder of Zewdneh Assemu.

Assemu was found beaten and stabbed to death in Fayette County in December 2013 after being reported missing by his wife. The cab Assemu was driving was located near the scene along with some of his personal belongings.

Rivers has been charged with Felony First Degree Murder and Especially Aggravated Robbery and is being held on $1 Million dollars bond.


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