Missed the Lost and Found toll free line? Click here to search on the web!

Madison County Court Date Set For Convicted Murderer

Jacob Shaffer (WHNT News 19 File)

Jacob Shaffer (WHNT News 19 File)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The man accused of six murders in Lincoln County, Tennessee and in Huntsville has a new court date in Madison County.

Jacob Shaffer will be arraigned on March 8 at 9:00 a.m. at the Madison County Courthouse.

Shaffer is already serving a life sentence in Tennessee for killing five people in July 2009 but he still has to face a capital murder trial in Madison County.

Shaffer is accused of beating Sidney Dempsey to death in Huntsville.  Investigators say Shaffer killed Dempsey in Huntsville and then hitched a ride to Lincoln County, Tennessee where he killed his estranged wife, members of her family and a family friend.

He is currently being held in the Huntsville-Madison County Metro jail.