alabama crime

Prosecution: Man admits killing girlfriend, son in Alabama

DADEVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Prosecutors say a man charged with capital murder in the deaths of his live-in girlfriend and her son in rural central Alabama has admitted killing the two. Tallapoosa County authorities made the statement about 37-year-old José…

Sheriff: Captive girl escapes home; police find 2 bodies

DADEVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say a 12-year-old girl held captive in a rural Alabama residence escaped, prompting an investigation that led police to discover two decomposing bodies at the home where she had been kept. Tallapoosa County Sheriff Jimmy…

Prosecutors: Teen charged in 5 murders was aggressive before

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) - New court documents allege an Alabama teen accused of killing five family members was aggressive toward his relatives before the 2019 killings. The documents say Mason Sisk tried to poison his stepmother with peanut butter when…

Jury deliberating in death of Alabama woman last seen 2006

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama jury is deliberating in the trial of a man charged with capital murder in the killing of a woman whose body was never found following her disappearance in 2006. Lee County prosecutors contend 41-year-old…

Double murder suspect arraigned in court 

TUSCALOOSA -  Tyrese Bell, age 19, appeared for his arraignment hearing Wednesday, March 16. Court documents show Bell was the driver of the vehicle involved in the drive by shooting that killed 25-year-old Marcus Winston and 2-year-old Ashton Jones. Bell…

Alabama church leader accused of sex abuse of 15-year-old

ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (AP) - A youth church leader in north Alabama has been arrested after authorities said she sexually abused a 15-year-old high school student. Marshall County Sheriff Phil Sims said 26-year-old Allison Brianna Cookston Stone, of Albertville, was arrested…

5 arrested in series of arsons at Gulf Coast Walmart stores

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Five suspects in a series of arsons at several Gulf Coast Walmart stores have been arrested. The men were arrested Thursday after a grand jury indictment. The indictment identifies the five as 40-year-old Jeffery Sikes, also…

Alabama teen accused of fatally shooting man as son watched

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - A 17-year-old has been arrested in the weekend fatal shooting of a man whose 2-year-old son watched. The teenager, of Montgomery, faces a charge of capital murder in the Saturday death of 37-year-old Thomas Hand Jr. Hand…