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Funeral held for 5 members of slain Alabama family

September 8, 2019

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — Hundreds attended a mass funeral held for five members of a north Alabama family who were shot to death in their home. A teenage relative is charged with their slayings.

WHNT-TV reports the funeral service took place Saturday in Athens for a husband, wife and three young children who were killed in Elkmont on Sept. 2.

The couple’s 14-year-old son is charged with murder in the shootings, and The Associated Press isn’t using their names to protect his identity since he is a juvenile.

The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office says the youth admitted to shooting his father, stepmother and three siblings.

The coroner, Mike West, says a preliminary autopsy report shows each person died of a single gunshot wound.

The teenage suspect remains in custody.


Information from: WHNT-TV, http://whnt.com/

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