UPDATE: Tony Woods Found Guilty of Felony Murder
Tony Woods, in court (Photo: Carter Watkins, WHNT News 19)
FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – A Lauderdale County jury has convicted Tony Woods of Felony Murder for the shooting death of Tammie Woods
Just after 4 p.m. Thursday, both the defense and prosecution ended closing arguments.
Woods was on trial for the shooting death of his ex-wife, Tammie Woods, in July of 2010.
Authorities say her death was the result of an ongoing domestic dispute between the two..
On July 13, 2010, a driver made a 911 call to alert authorities about a single car wreck on County Road 2 in the Gravelly Springs community of Lauderdale County.
Investigators say when emergency responders arrived on the scene, they found a woman dead from a gunshot wound. As the investigation at the scene unfolded that night, deputies say motive became clearer. According investigators, Tammie Woods was shot during an altercation less than half a mile from the scene of the car wreck.
The following day, authorities took Tony Woods into custody for questioning. Investigators say they found multiple shell casings in the front yard of his home.
According to investigators, an altercation between the Woods started at the home on County Road 2 around 7:00pm. Authorities believe Tammie Woods went to the house to pick up some of her things and ended up running for her life as her ex-husband opened fire on her. Investigators say she was shot after getting in her car and driving away.
On July 14th, Tony Woods was charged with capital murder.
Defense attorneys contend that Tony Woods was trying to defend himself during the shooting. They believe Tammie Woods was trying to run over her ex-husband.