Man accused of fatal stabbing booked in the Madison County Jail; family members speak out

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MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – The Madison County Sheriff’s Department has arrested the man accused of fatally stabbing a man in Harvest.

Muriel Lolan King/Madison County Jail

Muriel Lolan King/Madison County Jail

Muriel Lolan King, 44, has been booked into the Madison County Jail on charges of murder. His bond has been set at $150,000.

He's accused of stabbing 51-year-old Twan Lanier Carter. Officers found him in a home on Hammond Drive suffering from critical injuries. Carter was taken to Huntsville Hospital for treatment.

Courtesy: Alia Carter

Sheriff Blake Dorning confirmed that Carter succumbed to his injuries and passed away at the hospital.

The Madison County Sheriffs say King is a family member of the victim.

Muriel King (Photo: Madison County Sheriff's Office)

Carter's niece Alia Carter said family members have their suspicions as to what happened. "We suspect it is over money, but that's all we know. They are investigating it right now," Alia Carter said.

Alia and her family have come together to process what happened between the two family members. She said everyone is hurting, but having the family together makes it little easy to process. Alia and her uncle had a close bond. "I joke with him saying he`s my favorite uncle. He tell me I`m his favorite niece," Alia explained.

She said Twan Carter wasn't perfect, but was a great person. "He would give you the shirt off of his back if he could. He joked, he played, he talked. There wasn`t a soul in this world that said they didn`t like him," Alia said.

The man authorities have arrested for is Alia's cousin. "I do not have a relationship with him, He`s been in and out of jail,"Alia said.

She's hoping King does two things. "I want him to turn himself in. I want him to tell my family why he chose my uncle. Was it really worth you taking my uncle away from my family, his kids and grandchildren," Alia explained.

Alia's memories of her uncle are all she has now and processing is death will be a challenge. "We`re all going to learn from this day forward how to deal with it. We had someone taken away that we didn`t expect would leave right now. We weren`t expecting him to go," Alia said.