Joie Dawes murdered mom Martha Dozier, set house on fire: cops

Joie Dawes

Joie T. Dawes (Kingsport Police Department, Tennessee)

A 43-year-old Tennessee woman with a long criminal record in recent years is accused of murdering her own mother and setting fire to the victim’s home, just a year after she committed a parole violation.

Joie T. Dawes allegedly murdered Martha A. Dozier, 65, and set her Kingsport home on fire Saturday night – leaving the deceased woman’s body for firefighters to find.

“Just before 6:00 p.m. on March 11, 2023, first responders from both the Kingsport Fire Department and Police Department responded to an apartment building on the 2400 block of Westmoreland Avenue in Kingsport in relation to a building fire,” according to the Kingsport Police Department. “On arrival it was found that the house was fully involved. During the fire attack and subsequent search, KFD firefighters discovered and recovered a deceased adult female victim, later identified as Martha A. Dozier (aged 65).” Joie Dawes murdered mom Martha Dozier, set house on fire: cops

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