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Man, teenager facing capital murder charges in Huntsville woman’s stabbing death

Tiffany Kelley (Courtesy: Family)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Police say they have capital murder arrest warrants for a man and an underage accomplice in the stabbing death of a woman last weekend.

X’Zavier Scott, 20, and the juvenile are being held in the Clarke County Jail until they can be brought to Huntsville to face the charges for Tiffany Kelley’s death.

The Clarke County Sheriff’s Office said deputies found Scott and a 16-year-old girl who claimed she had been kidnapped Tuesday night.

Police believe Scott stabbed Kelley, 29, and stole her car Sept. 22. Her body was found on Green Cove Road.

Police said Tiffany Kelley was being a good person when she was stabbed multiple times. Police said Scott and the juvenile approached Kelley at the Dollar General for a ride and she voluntarily gave them one.

They said Kelley was on her way home to pick up some items before driving Scott and his girlfriend to their destination.

Police said as Kelley was about to turn into her mobile home community she was stabbed multiple times. Police said this was when they pushed her out of the car and traveled to Clarke County.

Scott’s family and community members helped authorities locate him and his girlfriend. Sergeant Jack Pugh said Scott and his girlfriend are pointing the finger at one another at to who killed Kelley.

Pugh said Scott showed no remorse.

“He did ask how is girlfriend was doing, but nothing for the victim. I did ask him how he knew that she was deceased and he said he assumed when you get stabbed in the neck that you would die,” Sergeant Jack Pugh said.

Authorities said the juvenile they’re charging is the same person who claimed to have been kidnapped by Scott. The Clarke County Sheriff’s Office said they found the 16-year-old and Scott together. They said she wasn’t being forced to stay with him.

Police believe Scott and his girlfriend had been living in Huntsville for two weeks. They said the two hitchhiked from Clarke County. When they encountered Kelley, police said they were trying to get back home to Clarke County.