Two Indicted in Shoals Murder

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Tuesday afternoon, a man and woman, both charged with Capital Murder, were arraigned at the Lauderdale County Courthouse.

Escorted by sheriff's deputies, Jessica Lynn Nunley and John Junior Minton make their way into court.

In April, a Lauderdale County Grand Jury indicted each of them on a charge of Capital Murder.

 

"It's a culmination of the review of the evidence in the case. We were finally able to, we felt like, have enough to present it to the grand jury, and the grand jury indicted," says Chris Connolly, the Lauderdale County District Attorney.

 

And according to the indictment, Nunley and Minton robbed and murdered 50-year-old David Lynn Pennington, at his Macedonia home in May of 2011.

 

 

Autopsy results show that Pennington was stabbed more than 70-times.

 

Prosecutors say that the victim was disabled and also confined to a wheel-chair.

 

"We certainly want to bring who did it to justice, and get justice for that family," Connolly said, while rushing back into court.

 

And while Nunley and Minton sit behind bars awaiting trial, investigators say they will continue to follow the evidence that has led them this far.

 

Tiffany Nunley, Jessica Nunley's sister, was originally charged in the murder of David Pennington.

 

Those charges were dismissed by a Lauderdale county judge.

 

Prosecutors say more arrests could be coming.