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Mark Hudson
Interim Chief of Police
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Harry Hobbs
Communications Relations Officer
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Suspect Arrested for Murder


Huntsville, Alabama (August 29, 2011) Investigators with the Huntsville Police Department’s Major Crime Unit charged John Clayton Owens, 27 yrs old, with Murder today.  Owens’ arrest was the result of an investigation into the death of Ms. Doris Richardson, 2200 block of Bide-A-Wee Drive.


Owens was arrested Sunday, August 28th for Burglary 3rd in connection with a burglary to the victim’s residence.  Owens has been held in the Madison County Metro Jail while HPD Investigators continued to gather evidence in the death investigation.


The Alabama Department of Forensic Science conducted an autopsy earlier today and ruled the death a homicide.


Owens has a “No Bond” set on the Murder Charge.