A grand jury also indicted defendant Kurtrell Williams on charges of first-degree felony murder, especially aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary, employment of a firearm in the commission of aggravated burglary and convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
Williams is being held without bond.
Investigators said Susan Grissom, 56, was shot and killed by an intruder last Nov. 7 in the kitchen of her home on Island Drive. She was robbed of cash and a bank card which later was found discarded in the 4300 block of Mendenhall.
Williams was developed as a suspect and was arrested three days later at a residence in the 3800 block of Brighton in northeast Memphis.
The case is being handled by Alanda Dwyer and Karen Cook, chief prosecutors of the DA’s Special Prosecution Unit which seeks maximum sentencing for repeat felony offenders.