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Police: Alabama man charged with killing estranged wife, man

July 23, 2019

ALICEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Police in Alabama say a man who was found driving with his dead wife in the front seat of a stolen car is also being accused of killing someone else.

News outlets report 47-year-old Fred Sommerville was charged with capital murder in the death of his wife Lakresha Sommerville and Bruce Cosman.

Aliceville Police Chief Tonnie Jones says Sommerville was fleeing from authorities Friday in a stolen car before officers fired at him. Police found his wife, who’d been dead for several hours. She was reported missing Thursday by her mother.

Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely says Cosman left his home Thursday to investigate a noise when he was killed. Evidence puts Sommerville inside Cosman’s home. Investigators don’t believe Sommerville knew Cosman.

It’s unclear whether Sommerville has an attorney.

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