UPDATE: Son charged with murder after Vina woman found dead in home

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Scotty Keeton (Photo By: Franklin Count Sheriff's Office)

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ala. – The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the homicide of 62-year-old Sharon Keeton Friday afternoon.

On Saturday they charged Sharon’s son, 31-year-old Scotty Lee Keeton, with her murder after he was released from the hospital.

The sheriff’s department said the call came in around 12:30 p.m. Friday afternoon. When deputies arrived at the home, located on Old Vina Road, they found Sharon dead inside. They also found her son unconscious inside the home.

“Her son was also there at the residence when they arrived. He had to be transported for other medical reasons to Russellville ER,” said Deputy Chief Delane Clark, “We’ve got officers with him, and we’re going to hold him for questioning in the incident.”

Sharon was beaten to death, according to preliminary reports from investigators.

Investigators say there is a history of domestic violence calls at the home between the Keeton and his girlfriend. She was not at the scene when deputies responded Friday afternoon.