6 slain in Tenn., Ala.; suspect in custody

Saturday, July 18, 2009 5:20 PM
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FAYETTEVILLE, Tenn. – Five people were found slain in two homes in southern Tennessee Saturday, some of whom were related, and a sixth person at a Huntsville, Ala., business, said authorities who have a suspect in custody.

Lincoln County, Tenn., Sheriff Murray Blackwelder said at a news conference that his department is investigating three crime scenes, though he did not elaborate. He did not release the victims' names or that of the suspect and would not confirm the causes of death. He did not release a motive.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Kristin Helm said some of the victims found slain in the Lincoln County homes were related and that the killings happened Friday night or early Saturday.

Huntsville Police Sgt. Mickey Allen told TV station WAFF that his department has a person in custody who confessed to several homicides in Tennessee and the one in Huntsville. Based on the suspect's information, police found a body at Huntsville's Hall Cultured Marble and Granite late Saturday morning, said Allen, who works on the city's major crimes unit.

He said the information was explicit and led right to the business and victim.

"We have no clue as yet of what unfolded there and how it relates to here," he said.

Fayetteville is a town of 7,000 people about 90 miles south of Nashville near the Tennessee-Alabama border. Huntsville is the largest city in northern Alabama with more than 170,000 people and is about 20 miles south of Fayetteville.

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LastAviator
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LastAviator 07/18/09 - 05:32 pm
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Does it seem to you there is

Does it seem to you there is an increase of multiple killings lately. A new kind of serial killer perhaps? Take as many with you as you can? It's got my attention.

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womanofthelasthour 07/18/09 - 05:41 pm
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LastAviator you are so right.

LastAviator you are so right. These killings are becoming more and more prevelant day by day, the serial killer in North Carolina, The eight that killed the couple in Fla, now another killer in Tenn, and ALA. The south seems to be under a demonic attack, it is time for serious praying!!!!

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charliemanson 07/18/09 - 05:54 pm
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This is the effects of a

This is the effects of a deteriorating economy. People are getting stressed and edgier now. They are seeing no light at the end of the tunnel and deciding take it out on others. Plus, with government agenies (i.e., police depts, mental health agencies, etc) having to reduce services and furlough workers, etc., you are only at the beginning of seeing hell break loose.

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willistontownsc 07/18/09 - 06:00 pm
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The easy access to guns is

The easy access to guns is the problem, like always. Tennessee does not sell guns in the state -- I didn't know that until I heard about it yesterday on NFL Live on ESPN.

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bone 07/18/09 - 06:29 pm
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guns don't kill people,

guns don't kill people, williston; overtaxed fed-up people kill people.

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Lumbarsupport 07/18/09 - 06:29 pm
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The problem is not easy

The problem is not easy access to guns, it is the criminial behavior of people that use a gun. Look at the United Kingdom, guns are now and have been strictly controlled. Guess what crimes are now the major concern, knife crimes. There have been considerations of not selling knives in certain areas in the UK. Insane. If you and I are sitting around and a sudden urge comes over you that I must be killed, and you have a gun, I get shot. No gun, you knife me, no knife, then you hit me with a hammer....... There is nothing that anyone can ever do to stop murder. Is it easier with guns around? Yes! However if people that committed violent crimes were put in jail crime would go down. In this area, this would have a greater impact on the Africian American community, so it doesn't happen. It has nothing to do with race, in Idaho the majority of the crimes are commited by a minority of the white population. The difference is that when that small group is targeted, there is not a community organizer, preacher, or apoligist comming to their defense.

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soldout 07/18/09 - 07:11 pm
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Your best protection is

Your best protection is prayer and the leading of the Holy Spirit to keep you from danger. If you are a Christian then the spirit within you is the same spirit that raised Christ from the dead. That spirit knows all things. Pay attention to that small quiet voice. The more you respond to His voice the better you will hear. Whether He is telling you where the parking space is at the mall or waking you at 2am to say there is danger at the door he is your best protection. Having a gun is good but even better is the Holy Spirit telling you when you need it handy.

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Niko Mahs 07/18/09 - 09:06 pm
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Hey Bonehead, I'll bet this

Hey Bonehead, I'll bet this bozo is a overtaxed Republican.

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