Grandmother of suspect arrested in connection with Cullman County murder


Susan Winton Smith was arrested for hindering prosecution in connection with the murder charge against her grandson, 19-year-old Andrew Maresh. Maresh and 20-year-old Tyler Hudson are accused of killing 22-year-old Daniel Ray Osborn II of Hartselle and burying Osborn’s body in Smith’s yard.

Court documents filed Monday indicate that Smith knew Osborn’s body was buried on her property but say she failed to report the crime.

Osborn’s body was discovered March 26 and recovered by the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office.

Cullman County Sherff Matt Gentry said Tuesday that the investigation was still active and ongoing in cooperation with the Hartselle Police Department. 

Maresh and Hudson remain in the Cullman County Jail with no bond. 

Smith was released on a $10,000 bond. Her first appearance in court is scheduled for May 7.

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