HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The State of Alabama has indicted four men in the April 2012 murder of Marlo Patton.
Robert Eugene Davis, Jamie Ladae Kelly, Timothy Jabbar Smith, and Savontae Terrell Shoulders are all charged with beating and/or asphyxiating Marlo Patton to death.
Sources say the 36-year-old Patton was found partially clothed in a ditch in Lincoln County, Tenn. by investigators.
Investigators initially refused to comment on this case.
“Right now there’s not a lot we’re releasing due to the sensitivity of the case,” said Madison County Sheriff’s Investigator Brent Patterson in April of last year. “The motive right now we’re not going to release, and also the cause of death, we’re not going to release…There’s always witnesses to every crime, and being able to get out to them and locate them is extremely beneficial for our case, and that’s what we are doing right now.”
Patton’s neighbors at Westlake Apartments told WHNT News 19 that someone beat, shot and stabbed Patton inside his apartment. One neighbor said they saw a car go behind the apartment and watched people load Patton’s body into its trunk.
Read the indictment against the four men here: MARLO PATTON MURDER INDICTMENT