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Columbiana man arrested in murder of grandmother

Columbiana man arrested in murder of grandmother
Columbiana man arrested in murder of grandmother(Shelby County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jun. 23, 2022 at 5:10 PM CDT
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SHELBY CO., Ala. (WBRC) - Authorities with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office say they have arrested and charged a man with the murder of his grandmother.

Authorities say on June 22, they received a call on a suspicious person in the 100 block of Highway 97 in the Summerhill community. After getting new information, they went to a residence in the 100 block of Highway 315 in the Summerhill community. There, deputies found 77-year-old Dinah Davis Northcutt deceased. After investigating on the scene, deputies ruled this to be a homicide.

More information led to the arrest of Northcutt’s grandson, 31-year-old Richard Alan Howell. Howell is charged with murder.

Howell is being held in the Shelby County Jail on a $150,000 bond.

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