Third Suspect Arrested in 2011 Lauderdale County Murder

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Capital Murder suspect Tiffany Nunley is escorted to jail by Lauderdale County Investigators.

Two people have already been arrested in the death of a disabled Lauderdale County man in May of 2011.  On Wednesday morning, a third person was arrested and charged with capital murder.

For more than a month, Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Investigators have been searching for Tiffany Nunley.  Deputies say they found her hiding out in a Colbert County home.

“She had went and had her hair redone and things like that, to try and disguise herself,” says Chief Investigator Travis Clemmons.

In April, a Lauderdale County Grand Jury indicted Tiffany Nunley, as well as her sister Jessica on Capital Murder charges.

The two are accused of stabbing 50-year-old David Lynn Pennington more than 80 times inside his home on County Road 189.

Investigator Clemmons spoke of a possible motive.

“From information that we are getting, they would go around and trade sex for drugs, money or whatever they could get in that nature,” said Clemmons.

And Clemmons says that’s what was going on the night David Pennington was killed.

“According to witnesses, she went in and whatever went wrong in the house, she stabbed him.”

Investigators say that while Tiffany was inside the home, her sister Jessica and John Junior Mitten sat in the car waiting.

Mitten has also been arrested and charged with capital murder.  All three suspects are being held in the Lauderdale County Detention Center without bond.

Investigators do not believe any more arrests will be made in this case.

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