UPDATE: Suspect Arrested In Sunday Homicide

By  | November 6, 2017 | Filed under: News


Eric Bailey

UPDATE:   Eric Bailey, 49 from Florence, Al, has been charged with the Murder of Judy Staten. Investigators spoke with several witness and citizens that came forward with information concerning this case. 

Mr Bailey is currently in the Lauderdale County Detention Center.

FLORENCE– Florence Police have identified the victim from Sunday’s shooting as Judy Staten, 38 from Florence.  Staten was shot one time. She has been taken to the Department of Forensic Science for an autopsy.

Investigator are currently talking with witnesses and family members to establish a time line of what happened. Crime scene investigators are searching the residence to collect any evidence that will help determine what occurred and who might be involved. We are going through the evidence to determine what is needed to help solve this case.

At approximately 11pm on Sunday,  November 5th Officers received a call on a welfare check on a subject on N Franklin St., in east Florence.  A man advised officers that an incident occurred on S Magnolia St. Officers then went to the residence on S Magnolia St and found a female deceased. Officers then established a crime scene and contacted investigators.

As of this writing no one has been charged with this murder.

The Florence Police are asking for anyone that has any information to come forward.   You may contact Florence Police at 256-760-6610 or text a tip to 274637 using keyword FPDTIP plus your message.”

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