HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - A Huntsville man has a hearing today in the case of strangling his elderly neighbor to death.
John Clayton Owen's hearing is set for 9:30 am at the Madison County court house.
He is charged with capital murder in the 2011 death of Doris Richardson.
Authorities say he confessed to burglarizing Richardson's home on Bidawee Drive; however, he says he did not kill her.
Records show there will be a number of things discussed in today's hearing:
- Motion to suppress (defense motion #26) hearing
- Motion to bar aggravators not provided to the defense and state’s response to defendant’s motion
- Discuss possible lesser included offenses
- Juror Questionnaire
- Any other matters properly before the court at that time
Online records show Owens has a lengthy list of burglary charges in Madison County.
His trial for the capital murder charge will be early February.