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John Clayton Owens’ Charges Upgraded to Capital Murder


Huntsville, Alabama (September 1, 2011) Investigators with the Huntsville Police Department Major Crime Unit announced today the charges against the suspect involved in the death of Doris Richardson have been upgraded to Capital Murder. John Clayton Owens, 27 yrs old, was charged with Murder on Monday.  Owens’ arrest was the result of an investigation into the death of Ms. Doris Richardson, 2200 block of Bide-A-Wee Drive.


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