Suspected killer, woman in custody in case of triple murder in Danville

Decatur

DECATUR, Ala. – Decatur Police confirmed that Carson Peters and April Hanner have been arrested and are in custody.

Decatur Police say Peters turned himself in to the U.S. Marshals around 3:30 p.m. at Riverwalk Marina. Peters has been charged with three counts of capital murder and is being held in the Morgan County Jail, pending bond.

Police say April Hanner was arrested in Piedmont by U.S. Marshals and is currently being transported back to Decatur to be booked into the Morgan County Jail. Hanner is charged of first-degree hindering prosecution.

Peters is the named suspect in the shooting deaths of James Edward Miller, 55, Teresa Lynn Peters, 54, and Tammy Renee Smith, 50.

Police received a call about a shooting on the 70-block of Flint Creek Private Drive at just before 7 p.m. on Sunday, according to DPD spokesperson Emme Long. She said three people were killed and another person was flown to a hospital in Huntsville. The person injured in the shooting has been identified as Mary Kennedy, the mother of victims Teresa Peters and Tammy Smith. Police confirmed that Kennedy called 911 to report the shooting.

Decatur Police confirmed the shooting was an isolated, domestic incident. Court records revealed that Carson Peters and one of the victims, Teresa Peters were going through a divorce.

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