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Sumner Co. Man Files Suit Against TV Show, ‘Cold Case’

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Sumner Co. Man Files Suit Against TV Show, ‘Cold Case’

CREATED Aug 22, 2014

GALLATIN, Tenn. - A Sumner County man has claimed a true-crime TV show, along with the Gallatin Police Department, painted him in a false light by portraying him as an alleged murder suspect.

Joshua Singletary has filed a lawsuit, asking for monetary damages the cable television show, "Cold Case" after it profiled the murder of Lydia Gutierrez.

Gutierrez was found suffocated and stabbed to death by her 8-year-old son inside her Gallatin home back in 2010.

Singletary, her ex-boyfriend, was arrested shortly after her murder. Charges filed against him were later dropped, after the state was unable to find sufficient evidence in the case.

Singletary said the show left viewers with the impression that he is the killer. He claimed he's lost work and has been kicked out of his apartment due to the backlash.

Four years later, Gutierrez's murder remains unsolved. A $10,000 reward has been offered to anyone with information.