Man charged with murder of 88-year-old Scottsboro woman pleads guilty, sentenced to 45 years

Terrance Austin (Photo: Scottsboro Police)

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. – Terrance Austin is guilty of killing an 88-year-old woman. That’s what he told a judge today in Scottsboro. Austin entered a guilty plea in the murder case of Ruby Durham in July of 2016.

Austin will serve a 45-year sentence. He entered the guilty plea, his defense attorney said, because of the substantial amount of evidence against him.

The sentence was enhanced because of a previous felony charge against Austin.