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Enterprise man arrested in stabbing death

David Montel Cunningham (Source: WSFA 12 News) David Montel Cunningham (Source: WSFA 12 News)
Enterprise police discuss the death investigation and subsequent arrest. (Source: WSFA 12 News) Enterprise police discuss the death investigation and subsequent arrest. (Source: WSFA 12 News)
ENTERPRISE, AL (WSFA) -

A man has been charged in a stabbing death in Enterprise Thursday.

David Cunningham, 20, was arrested and charged with capital murder in the death of 33-year-old James Matthew Hill. 

Investigators were called to a home in the 100 block of Walding Street shortly after 3 p.m. where they found Hill's body in the living room. He'd been bound, blindfolded, and stabbed numerous times in the head, neck, and shoulders, police said.

"I've seen a lot of terrible scenes in my career, and in terms it was a very brutal murder," said Enterprise Police Chief T.D Jones.

Coffee County Sheriff's deputies found Cunningham around an hour later on the north end of the county and transported him to the police department for questioning. Enterprise police say the suspect was charged with capital murder around 11 p.m. despite refusing to speak with detectives.

Neighbors say the victim suffered from cerebral palsy and seizures and that they believe Cunningham was supposed to be caring for him. 

"It bothers me because I love both of them, and both of them was good to me," said Lola-Faye Ross, a neighbor.

Cunningham had a preliminary hearing Friday morning. In addition to the capital murder charge, he's facing robbery charges after property was found on him during his arrest.

Cunningham faces the possibility of life in prison or the death penalty in this case. He remains in the Coffee County Jail without bond.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Enterprise police at 334-347-2222 or leave a tip at www.enterprisepd.com.

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