Huntsville Police Arrest Murder Suspect; Victim Hit With Shovel


Ernesto Yslas Lopez (Courtesy: Huntsville Police Department)

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Police investigators arrested Ernesto Yslas Lopez and charged him with Murder Friday afternoon.

Lopez allegedly hit Roderick Oliver in the head with a shovel during a fight at a home on Jeri Street in Huntsville on January 23, 2013.

Oliver was transported to Huntsville Hospital where he later died as a result of his injuries.

Investigators picked up Lopez at his home in Morgan County with the assistance of the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office.

He was then transported and booked into the Madison County Jail.  Lopez was released on $15,000 bond.

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