Update: Russellville Man Faces Murder Charge in Mother’s Death
RUSSELLVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Russellville Police say they have a murder warrant for the son of a woman found dead in her home.
Police Chief Chris Hargett says officers are guarding James Chris Spencer, 46, in his room at Helen Keller Hospital in Sheffield. They have a warrant charging him with murder.
His mother, 65-year-old Rosalyn Spencer, was found dead Thursday in her home on Green Avenue. Chief Hargett says police found her lying on the floor in a bedroom. The chief says there were signs of a struggle in that same room.
Police say Spencer has a history of domestic violence and assault charges. In all cases, the calls involved Spencer fighting with his mother.
The two lived together at the home on Green Avenue.