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Mary Hosale

The only person to survive a string of brutal murders that claimed the lives of eight people in April has been released from the hospital, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI).

Mary Sue Hosale, the grandmother of accused Westmoreland mass murder suspect Michael Cummins, had been recovering in the hospital for more than a month prior to being released Wednesday, May 29.

First responders found Hosale severely injured at 1177 Charles Brown Road on April 27, according to testimony during a preliminary hearing for Cummins in Sumner County General Sessions Court last week.

In all, six murder victims were also found inside the home ranging in age from 12 to 64 years old.

“(She had) significant injuries to her head,” TBI Special Agent Andrew Graves said as part of his testimony during the hearing. “Mostly to her skull, around her jaw area in particular.”

When interviewed by detectives last month, Hosale said she could not remember anything about what happened, according to Graves.

Police have charged Cummins with nearly a dozen crimes, which include killing eight people at three separate crime scenes in a rural part of northern Sumner County in April.

The case has been bound over to the Sumner County Grand Jury, which is expected to bring criminal indictments against Cummins in August.

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