“The Person Who Killed My Husband, Killed Me Too And Killed My Kids, Too.”

Kimberly Ransom Tanuja Rivers

(WREG-TV) A second woman has been arrested in connection with the murder of a Mid-South cab driver.

Zewdneh Assemu was found brutally beaten and stabbed next to his taxi cab in a field in Fayette County near Highway 196 North on December 6.

Kimberly Ransom was charged Wednesday with filing a false report to law enforcement.

Investigators say the 21-year-old used an alias and gave authorities false information about the 43-year-old’s murder.

She’s being held at the Fayette County Jail on $25,000 bond.

On February 17, 19-year-old Tanuja Rivers was arrested and charged with felony first-degree murder and especially aggravated robbery. Her bond was set at $1 million.

Rivers lived down a dirt road off Highway 196, the same highway where deputies found Assemu’s body in the field stabbed and beaten.

After Rivers’ arrest, Assemu’s wife Hamelmal Kassa said, “The person who killed my husband, killed me too and killed my kids, too.”

CrimeStoppers has been offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest.

That’s on top of another donation by Metro Cab and Yellow Cab, bringing the total to $3,000.

If you think you can help investigators with more information, call 1-800-TBI-FIND.


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