U.S. Marshals Arrest Man Accused Of Killing Huntsville Woman

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - The man accused of killing a Delois Lightford in June is behind bars. U.S. Marshals arrested Tony Marquand Bradford in Jefferson County then brought him back to Huntsville. The 33-year-old is being held inside the Madison County Detention Center.

The sunshine early Tuesday was nothing compared to the news Huntsville Police gave Cardell and Catherine Lightford.

"It was like a weight lifted off my shoulders," said Cardell Lightford, the victim's son.

A spokesman for the Huntsville Police Department announced investigators arrested someone they believe killed Delois Lightford.

"I was just uplifted when he came to tell me," said Catherine Lightford, the victim's mother.

Bradford is charged with capital murder and first-degree robbery.

"I just passed out. I just thought my heart was empty. I didn't have any kind of feeling. It just don't know how to explain it. It was just hard," added Catherine Lightford.

U.S. Marshals arrested Bradford using a warrant issued for capital murder. Cardell and Catherine know very little about Bradford, but say the suspect was at the crime scene talking to the family last June.

"That's a hard pill to swallow. You have someone standing over your shoulder telling you it is okay. At the same time, 10 months later, you are the same person being charged with the crime," added Cardell Lightford.

Bradford is jail with no bond.

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