March, 2023 -Sam Rich pleads Guilty to Murder – gets 99 Years.


March 23, 2023 – A Bedford County judge’s son accused of murdering a man in Nashville and then shooting a Shelbyville woman in the face has accepted a plea deal.   Sam Rich agreed to plea deal of 99 years in the murder of Will Warner after he was previously sentenced to 59 years for shooting Gracie Perryman in 2021. The sentences will be served concurrently with no possibility for parole.  He was accused of shooting Perryman at a home in the early morning hours of August 2021. Warner was shot multiple times hours earlier and then found on the side of the road in West Nashville.  After killing Warner, investigators said Rich went to Warner’s home in Shelbyville where he had planned to steal money. Those plans were reportedly botched when Warner’s former girlfriend, Perryman, walked in and Rich shot her in the face.  Deputy District Attorney Roger Moore and Assistant District Attorney Jan Norman handled the case for the Nashville District Attorney’s office in front of Division II Criminal Court Judge Angelita Dalton.