Jimmy F. McClain, Dwayne Moore: ‘Home Sweet Homicide’ Chronicles Tennessee True Crime


Jimmy McClain, aka Jimmy F. McClain was killed by stepson Dwayne Moore, and ID’s Home Sweet Homicide, chronicles the Cordova, Tennessee murder in the episode “In the Name of the Father.” The case was a real whodunit. Jimmy McClain, 49, was found slain in his suburban home in February of 2013. He was a beloved pastor and basketball coach at Ridgeway High School.

Prosecutors say, Dwayne Moore, 19, surprised Jimmy McClain and shot him to death just as he arrived home. The body was discovered in a pool of blood on his living room floor. After a lengthy investigation pinpointed Dwayne Moore as the killer, he was convicted and given a sentence of 22-years in prison. The crime TV show will be told from the perspective of police investigators, true crime writer Traciy Curry-Reyes, and Jimmy McClain’s family members.

Home Sweet Homicide episode “In the Name of the Father” on Investigation Discovery 

When the lifeless body of a pastor and popular basketball coach is found in his home, detectives determine the victim possibly knew his killer and let him in the house.

On the next episode of Home Sweet Homicide, I'll discuss the story of Jimmie McClain, a well-respected preacher and basketball coach. It was a mystery that rocked a small Tennessee community.Watch it this Thursday night at 10/9 p.m. Central on Investigation Discovery. Preview episode "In The Name of the Father" below.

Posted by Traciy Curry-Reyes on Tuesday, November 19, 2019


Circumstances Surrounding the Murder of Jimmy McClain by Dwayne Moore (Court Records)

  • At () 9:50 a.m. on Friday, February 22, 2013, deputies from the Shelby County Sheriff‟s Department, who were conducting a welfare check on () Jimmy McClain, discovered his dead body lying on his living room floor surrounded by shell casings and bullet fragments.

  • The autopsy revealed that the victim had been shot seven times and had been dead for at least twenty-four hours.

  • All of the () doors and windows were locked, and there were no signs of a struggle.

  • Evidence uncovered by investigators [indicated] he defendant disliked the victim and was motivated to kill him to avenge his mother.

Posted by Jimmy F. McClain Memorial Golf Classic on Saturday, May 27, 2017

Watch Jimmy McClain’s story on Home Sweet Homicide: “In the Name of the Father” at 10/9 p.m. Central on Investigation Discovery Channel.

[Image via Investigation Discovery/with permission]

Traciy Curry-Reyes

Traciy Curry-Reyes is the founder and editor-in-chief of TV Crime Sky. She began her career as a true crime & entertainment freelance writer in the 1990's for her website, The Movies Based on True Stories Database/Archives. She has contributed content to other websites, such as Examiner.com and Inquisitr.com. Traciy also appears as a true-crime expert and commentator on TV One's Fatal Attraction, For My Man, and Justice by Any Means; Investigation Discovery's Murder Calls and Scorned; Oxygen's Snapped; FOX's Crime Watch Daily; and Lifetime Television's Killer Kids.