Lauderdale County Teen Appears In Court On Murder Charge

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A Lauderdale County teen made her first appearance in court Friday, two months after being charged with another teen’s murder.

 

Autumn Wood stands accused of stabbing Brooklyn Hollins during a fight at a house party back in March.

 

Surrounded by family and friends, 17 year-old Autumn Wood makes her way into Lauderdale County District Judge Carol Medley’s courtroom.

 

Wood, who is charged with murder, sat before the judge during a preliminary hearing.

 

“It hurts, it actually hurts, I had to walk out, and I couldn’t handle it. But I am glad that justice is being served,” explained Hollins’ uncle Steven Keeton.

 

During the hearing, Florence Police Investigator Jerry Pearson spoke of interviews and evidence that led to Wood’s arrest.

 

In his testimony, Pearson described the fight that took place between Autumn Wood and the victim Brooklyn Hollins.

 

During that fight, Pearson says that Wood was on top of Hollins, exchanging blows.

 

That’s when investigators say Wood grabbed a knife, stabbing 14 year-old Brooklyn Hollins through the heart.

 

Keeton said “It’s just like it happened yesterday. It’s not no better; it’s torn the whole family apart.”

 

District Judge Carol Medley decided in the end that there is enough evidence to bound the case over to an upcoming grand jury.

 

So far, no word from the Lauderdale County District Attorney’s office on when the case will be presented to a grand jury.

 

Autumn Wood remains free on a 50-thousand dollar bail.

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