Carter County man and woman indicted on murder charge

POSTED: 5:56 AM Nov 16 2012   UPDATED: 5:35 PM Nov 16 2012
CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. -

A Carter County grand jury indicted a man and woman on a murder charge.

Timothy Jason Pate and Whitney Kristina were indicted on charges of first-degree murder, felony murder, and tampering with evidence.

Authorities say the victim befriended the couple and provided help for them and their two children.

They say he was visiting the couple one day when Pate hit him in the head with a hammer.

Police say they rolled his body in a carpet and dumped it in the woods.