Morris Lynn “Moe” Long II was indicted for first-degree murder this week for the December beating death of his wife. The grand jury charged Long with intentionally killing 21-year-old Ashlee Brook “Sissy” Long in the couple’s home at 106 Bishop Lane between Dec. 20 and 22. Her body was discovered in the couple’s bed by her mother and stepfather, who live in the other unit of the same duplex, which has a Burns address but is located within the city of Dickson. At his preliminary hearing, TBI Agent Haidy Grigsby testified Long confessed twice to killing his wife with a hammer during interviews conducted in his hospital room where he was recovering from injuries after being hit by a truck on Interstate 40 in what police said was a suicide attempt. Grigsby said Long first said he had been smoking marijuana and argued with his wife when she came at him with a hammer, which he took away and repeatedly struck her in the head. In his second statement, Grigsby said Long claimed he had done some cocaine when Sissy Long came at him with a pair of scissors and he grabbed the hammer he had been using to hang pictures and began striking her. Long said he covered her body and left the home. Grigsby said it is not clear how long Sissy Long had been dead when her body was discovered. Long was arrested Jan. 9 when he was released from the hospital and was still in a wheelchair at his preliminary hearing. Long remains jailed without bond and will be arraigned in Dickson County Circuit Court next month. The TBI was called in to investigate the death because Long was the daughter of Dickson Police Department Officer Pat Martin.