Two charged with capital murder in Hale Co. death

Two charged with capital murder in Hale Co. death
Lonze Byrd (Source: Hale Co Sheriff's Dept)

HALE COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - Authorities have charged two people with capital murder in the death of a Hale County man.

District Attorney Michael Jackson says 60-year-old Michael Thomas was hit in the head at a scrap yard on County Road 28 Sunday afternoon. He later died at a hospital.

Two men were arrested and charged with capital murder and burglary. Authorities arrested the men around 3 p.m. Monday.

The men are identified as Darnell Coats, 34, and Lonze Byrd, 33.

We will update this story when more information becomes available.

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