Thomas Pate Today: Where is Micah Rine killer now?

In 2009, the small town of Bartlett, Tennessee was rocked by the devastating murder of 26-year-old Micah Rine, a beloved daughter, sister, and wife. On April 30th, Micah’s husband Thomas Pate called her parents claiming she had gone for an evening walk and not returned home.

Thomas then called 911 to report Micah missing around 8pm that night.

Search crews looked all over Bartlett for Micah, checking the routes she normally took when going for runs. But even after days of searching, there was no sign of Micah. What could have happened?

Who killed Micah Rine?

Eventually, the police started to suspect Thomas Pate. Some concerning things about his behavior raised red flags.

Micah’s journal, found after she went missing said, she was worried about Thomas being addicted to bad things like pornography and gambling.

The journal also mentioned Thomas had big anger problems and their marriage was falling apart.

Micah Rine smiling photo at her home
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Police also learned Thomas was having an affair with another woman in New York. When questioned by police, Thomas asked to speak to his dad instead of answering questions.

To his dad, Thomas confessed he accidentally shot Micah in the head. But evidence showed Thomas was still frequently contacting his girlfriend after Micah went missing.

Finally, Thomas led police to Micah’s body near the Loosahatchie River bottoms where she had been dumped. He admitted to killing her by shooting her in the back of the head.

Thomas pleaded guilty to murdering Micah in the same year of committing the crime. He claimed he still loved Micah Rine and felt regret, but the judge sentenced him to 25 years in prison without parole.

Where is Thomas Pate today?

Today, Thomas remains in jail for killing his wife Micah Rine. Her family has forgiven him, but he won’t be eligible for release until 2032. After betraying his wife in so many ways, Thomas Pate continues paying the price for his role in her senseless murder.

Where is Thomas Pate now
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This real-life mystery showed that even those closest to us sometimes commit devastating acts we never see coming. See another case of Holly Boisvert, where a woman stabbed her bestfriend to death.

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