Jackson County Sheriff: woman charged after allegedly shooting, burning husband

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WOODVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says a woman is charged after deputies say she shot and burned her husband at their home Wednesday.

Sheriff Chuck Phillips says the department got a call Wednesday afternoon from a woman named Tammy Keel, about her husband. That call would initiate an investigation that took a turn. “Mrs. Keel reported that her husband, she had located him underneath a vehicle and the vehicle had been burned,” Sheriff Phillips says.

Deputies arrived on scene to a home on County Road eight in Woodville and found Keel’s husband — Rickey Keel — where his wife said he would be. The investigation revealed he had been shot. “Apparently she had shot him and then attempted to dispose of the body by burning it, but was unsuccessful in completely burning the body,” Phillips says.

Deputies say a domestic dispute led to the shooting. This isn’t the first time the Sheriff’s Office has responded to that location. Sheriff Phillips couldn’t elaborate but did say that deputies had responded to disturbances in the past.

After questioning, deputies were able to make an arrest. “Our investigation led us to the arrest of Tammy Michelle Keel, his wife, 48 years old.”

Keel charged with murder. Deputies say they are not looking for any other suspects at the moment.

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